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Two- No Three- Things I Want To Say About Lockerbie [Sep. 2nd, 2009|09:28 am]
Tony Grist
I broke my fast and looked at The Times on line yesterday. I didn't read much- honestly- because- equally honestly- it was making me feel ill. What especially made me feel ill was an article by someone I'd never heard of saying the Megrahi case had finally killed off the so-called "special relationship" between Britain and the USA- and berating the British government for letting this happen.  I haven't bored you with my views on that issue yet- and I'm not going to do it now except to say two things, very briefly. The first is that Lockerbie has been soused in ugly, disgusting politics since the beginning- and I think it very likely that Megrahi is innocent. The second is that I think it's rather splendid that tiny, little Scotland was prepared to stand up and defy the might of the USA- for whatever reason. Oh, and there's a third- and it's this: that for a nation that's always banging on about how Christian it is, the USA doesn't half have a legalistic, Old Testament attitude to justice! 
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[User Picture]From: michaleen
2009-09-02 11:05 am (UTC)
I'm an American.

I support and applaud Scotland's release of Megrahi. It was the humanitarian thing to do.

Those who think the "special relationship" more important than their humanity are probably the same soulless types that supported Bush and his holy war.

Those in the US that are outraged by Megrahi's release are indeed those soulless types who supported Bush and his holy war. They are, in my opinion, beneath contempt.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-09-02 11:47 am (UTC)
All governments lie. And the American government is no exception. I don't blame the people who buy the lie- not exactly; I just wish they'd be a little less gullible.
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