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Britain admits freeing Lockerbie bomber was a mistake

Britain admits freeing Lockerbie bomber was a mistake

LONDON — Britain’s foreign secretary Wednesday condemned the last government’s release of the Lockerbie bomber, who turned up at a pro-Gadhafi rally in Tripoli.

Sending jailed Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi home to Libya was a “great mistake,” William Hague said, and the medical advice used to justify it as “pretty much worthless.”

On Tuesday, Libyan state TV showed al-Megrahi, in a wheelchair, attending a rally for dictator Moammar Gadhafi almost two years after doctors supposedly said he was dying of cancer and had three months to live, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Al-Megrahi, 58, is the only person ever convicted of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am airliner over the Scottish town that killed 270 people.

“The prime minister [David Cameron] and I, when we were in opposition, both strongly disagreed with that position by Scottish ministers,” Hague said. “We disagreed with what has subsequently been revealed about the facilitation by the previous Labor government at Westminster of moves towards the release of al-Megrahi.”

Hague made the remarks at a news conference announcing British recognition of the Libyan rebels and the expulsion of Gadhafi’s diplomats.

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  • Cawmun Cents

    Britain…what a joke it has become.-CC.

  • Jana

    It sure was a mistake. They showed themselves to be royally duped.

  • s c

    British healthcare, it seems, has some major flaws when it comes to having accurate medical info around. Maybe the Brits have their own version of Eric Holder, who – by the way – was the shyster who ‘helped’ Bubba Clinton free a bunch of Puerto Rican terrorists before he left office.
    Lest I forget, that icon of social justice, abortions and transformational healthcare, Billary, wants us to be blessed with an American version of British healthcare. Does anyone smell a RAT?
    If someone gets a Nobel Peace Prize out of the decision to free that terrorist held by the Brits, I’ll have to conclude that qualifications for a NPP just aren’t high enough. I can think of someone in the W H who has one – and he didn’t do SQUAT to earn it.
    What is it with people who have LOW standards? And how can they be thought of as people who belong in politics? It’s enough to make you think that politicians around the world are closet criminals.

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