First off, I take no pleasure in anyone’s illness, especially a terminal one. However, there is much in the so-called near secret “compassionate release” of Lynn Stewart by Eric Holder this weekend that is disturbing.
Remember Mohmed al-Megrahi, the mastermind behind the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people, including 189 Americans? It was supposedly done because he was near-death due to prostrate cancer. He returned to Libya, to a hero’s welcome. He lived in luxury for more than two years after his release; indeed, he outlived his sponsor, Gadhafi.
The celebration staged by Stewart’s supporters when she was freed, was reminiscent, albeit on a much smaller scale, of that staged in Libya when Megrahi exited his airplane.
At the very least, the DoJ should have required that Stewart make a public admission of guilt, and an apology, as a condition of her release. Her early release was supposedly done for “compassionate” reasons, yet Stewart displayed no compassion whatsoever.
If the past is indeed any prologue, Stewart will probably last longer than Obama’s presidency.