A United States Senate committee is investigating the reasons for the release of Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison last year. Scottish justice minister, Kenny MacAskill, explained the release was based on “compassionate grounds” since the prisoner supposedly only had three months left of life. Of course, that was eleven months ago. Jack Straw, justice minister in the Gordon Brown government, was asked to appear before the Senate committee and explain what he knew about the situation. Mr. Straw declined the “kind invitation” on grounds he knew nothing and no American congressional committee had the right to summon foreign diplomats to submit to their questioning. Other British political leaders expressed shock at the demands of an American congressional group to ask foreign diplomats to submit to their questions.
How about offering the British a deal? George Bush, Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld and others who participated in the decision for war in Iraq will testify before the UK Chilcot inquiry and Straw and McAskill will appear before the Senate group! I doubt if Fox News would accept that offer, nor would any American Congress.