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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! 

[User Picture]From: petercampbell
2009-09-02 06:28 pm (UTC)
The Megrahi issue would have fizzled out by now, if the various parties hadn't seen it as an opportunity for point scoring.

Ironic though, if it were to lead to the end of the special relationship, that it occurs at a time when the US has the first decent president in more years than I care to remember?

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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2009-09-02 06:49 pm (UTC)
The "decent president" has no use for the special relationship. He has other special relationships in mind.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2009-09-02 07:47 pm (UTC)
What other special relationships?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-09-02 07:34 pm (UTC)
It looks like Obama is the first president in God know how long not to be some sort of an anglophile.
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