Despite Barack Obama's claim that he was "surprised, disappointed, and angry" over the release of the Lockerbie bomber - who blew up Pan Am flight 103, killing 270 people (including 189 Americans) - a previously secret letter has been revealed that shows his administration pre-approved the bomber's release to a hero's welcome in Libya.
The fact that the president was being less than truthful isn't exactly news; even Hope n' Change had the story nearly a year ago. What is new is the release of a letter the US government sent to Scottish authorities, proving that they were well aware of the bomber's impending release, and found it "far preferable" to the bomber's being transferred to a Libyan prison.
The release was said to be on "compassionate grounds," since the bomber presumably had only months to live. However, doctors are now saying that the bomber may live another 10 years or even longer.
Sadly, this means that a mass-murdering terrorist got away with his crime.
It remains to be seen whether Barack Obama will get away with his.
from cagle.com – [ This situation is still beyond my imagination and illustrates once again how far down the rabbit hole we really are. – JS ]