Foreign newspapers have broken what should be a major news story here in the U.S. - that, while in public Obama bemoaned Scotlands release of the Lockerbie bomber, in secret his administration was complicit in the release. This from the Australian:
THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be "far preferable" to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.
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.
Scottish ministers viewed the level of US resistance to compassionate release as "half-hearted" and a sign it would be accepted.
The US has tried to keep the letter secret, refusing to give permission to the Scottish authorities to publish it on the grounds it would prevent future "frank and open communications" with other governments. . . .
Okay, anyone want to guess on how long it will be before this shows up in our MSM? JammieWearing Fool has an additional take on the role of BP in the prisoner release and BP's many donations to Obama, Clinton, and other left wing members of Congress.
Update: Do see Robert Avrech's much more complete post on this topic at Seraphic Secret:
Now, Abdel Baset al-Megrah lives in a luxury villa—care of Libyan dictator Moamar Ghaddaffi—on the Libyan coastline. He does not have cancer. He will live a long and peaceful life.
As for the physician who made the diagnosis. He is either hopelessly corrupt or incompetent. Either way, his medical licence should be revoked.
Meanwhile, Obama blusters about Big Oil and social justice—code for Marxism—but he is complicit in this obscenity.
Hope n' change.