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Sunday, July 25, 2010


This time it has to do with what the White House knew about the release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, convicted of the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. When al-Megrahi was released in August of 2009, it was under the pretense that he was sick with cancer and wouldn't be alive today. Since then, doctors have conceded that he might live for another ten years or more. At the time, the Obama White House was indignant over his release, saying it was a 'mistake'.

Via the London Telegraph then:
The US government condemned the decision to release him, as did US relatives of some of the victims of the 1988 atrocity.

One US Senator said that by releasing Megrahi, Scottish ministers had increased the threat of international terrorism, and internet campaigners threatened a US boycott of Scottish products.

Mr Obama said: "We have been in contact with the Scottish government, indicating that we objected to this, and we thought it was a mistake."
Now the Australian is reporting that the Obama administration supported the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber over sending him to a Libyan prison:
Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.

The intervention, which has angered US relatives of those who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London, a week before Megrahi was freed in August last year on grounds that he had terminal cancer.

The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens to undermine US President Barack Obama's claim last week that all Americans were "surprised, disappointed and angry" to learn of Megrahi's release.
Translation: Joe Wilson is right again.

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