First, we were told George Bush was a compassionate conservative, now we are told that Prime Minister Gordon Brown is a compassionate Socialist. He apparently devotes considerable energy to ensure that prisoners serving life sentences be according their human rights for compassion and mercy. Brown denies any role in the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison where he was supposedly spending his time preparing to die. The prime minister did admit he sent word to the Libyan government that both foreign secretary David Miliband and himself did not wish to see Megrahi die in a Scottish prison.
The Scottish parliament apparently does not agree with the government’s explanation since they voted 73 to 50 against a proposal to accept the lame excuses of Scotland’s government. Isn’t it about time, the people of Great Britain and the United States who lost loved ones in the disaster received an honest accounting of how a mass murderer is free?