True to weak-kneed, politically correct form, the Mighty Kenny, the man who passes for Secretary of Justice in Scotland, has freed the Lockerbie bomber to return to Libya. The Times of London reports that Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi had his private jet http://188.8.131.52/us.f397.mail.yahoo.com/ya/securedownload?clean=0&fid=Inbox&mid=1_1477720_ADFqv9EAAAHGSoyMtg01hmENFSM&pid=2&tnef=&prefFilename=Lockerbie+bomber%26amp%3B%2339%3Bs+private+jet+to+freedom+courtesy+of+Gaddafi+-+Times+Online.htm&cred=_qUJPTz5NexCzJdj66cOM6nBEMnY1Fmot0VbxcGeAX4lGUqGo8H3GHkKc2_Z75XUR56q..oLV7mWjFFd6tCeDDdHF5vDx7na0dIrQcDdFLav&ts=1250788047&partner=ymail&sig=xgbrFSpkU9_mrUzp7emDQw-- on stand-by to retrieve Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, most likely to a hero’s welcome in Tripoli.
The U.S., through Obama’s Department of Apology, expressed that it “’deeply regrets" the decision to release him, a statement from the White House said.” http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090820/twl-lockerbie-bomber-freed-to-go-home-to-3fd0ae9.html Al Megrahi’s release was preceded by the usual whining and puling from Hillary Clinton, America’s SOSINO (Secretary of State in Name Only).
“Hillary Rodham Clinton has talked to Mr. MacAskill and "expressed strongly" the US view that Mr. Megrahi should not be released.” http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0819/p02s21-usfp.html
In an unprecedented show of what it perceives as strength by the Obama administration:
Attorney General Eric Holder has also contacted MacAskill, as have seven US senators, including Sens. Edward Kennedy (D) and John Kerry (D), both of Massachusetts.
All to no avail. The only person ever intimidated by this gaggle of invertebrates was Elian Gonzales. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/625829.stm
If only Mrs. Clinton were able to “channel her husband.” http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/08/lost-in-translation-clinton-says-she-not-bill-is-the-secretary-of-state.html The Cronkitized media reminds us that what this country needs in order to take a stand on the international stage is more of the Big Dog. http://www.zimbio.com/Bill+Clinton/articles/rvU2UeZcdBx/Watch+Jon+Stewart+Hails+Return+Bill+Dog+Clinton
Do you think Colonel Gaddafi remembers the message Ronald Reagan had delivered to him on April 14, 1986 by combined forces from the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marines? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Libya Those of us who believe America has better ways of demanding respect will have to be satisfied with the fantasy of Bill Clinton riding on the nose of a predator headed for the Tripoli airport like Slim Pickens in the movie Dr. Strangelove. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcW_Ygs6hm0&feature=related