Friday, August 21, 2009

Pan Am Flight 103

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi has been released from a Scotland prison.

The Obama administration is very disappointed in the decision to release him on humanitarian grounds to go home to Libya to die.

Did those who died aboard Pan Am flight 103 die for humanitarian purposes?

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was the only person convicted in the Lockerbie plane bombing. He served eight years of a minimum 27-year sentence.

Shortly after Ft. 103 exploded over Scotland, there was a bouquet of red roses sent to Lockerbie officials. A note was pinned to the flowers. It said, "to the little girl in the red dress who made my life so enjoyable from Frankfurt to London. You didn't deserve this."

the 270 people who died in that terrorist's bomb did not deserve it. By any civilized standards, this was a mass murder. The memory of the dead does not deserve cheering crowds in Tripoli welcoming home the murderer.

I am all for compassion. I am all for forgiveness once the offense is balance by law, but Scotland was wrong.

The Scots have a saying they should remember: A bad wound may heal, but a bad name will not.

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