Last year when the Lockerbie terrorist, Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, was released, freed to die with compassion – a luxury that his innocent, murdered victims did not have – I thought that I was as angry as I could ever be. I must admit that I was wrong. You see, it seems that the inept Obama Administration once again voted present and actively endorsed “compassionate parole” over a prison transfer of al-Megrahi to Libya, as The Australian reports. Also, he’s a huge liar. Again:
THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.
Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison. The intervention, which has angered US relatives of those who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London, a week before Megrahi was freed in August last year on grounds that he had terminal cancer.
Apparently, the administration opposed transfer to Libya because, as would be obvious to any thinking person, such a transfer would paint Megrahi as a martyr and would result in triumphal celebration. But, really – what difference does that even make? That is supposed to be a valid excuse for endorsing the option of releasing him instead? Oh, sure, he may have committed an act of terrorism that sent a plane full of innocent people to a fiery, terrifying, painful death, but as long as he totally promises that he won’t par-tay and celebrate – after he is set free after serving only 11 days per murder – then, it’s all cool.
Which is exactly what happened, anyway and Scottish and American politicians feigned shock and disbelief when it occurred. Here’s a tip for you: terrorists generally don’t have any qualms about lying. They are like many politicians that way. Speaking of which, Obama himself lied last week when he made this statement:
The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens to undermine US President Barack Obama’s claim last week that all Americans were “surprised, disappointed and angry” to learn of Megrahi’s release.
He wasn’t surprised, nor was he disappointed. He knew it was coming and thought the “compassionate release” preferable to prison transfer to Libya. Was this more of his “Muslim outreach” plans, which seem to entail only a feel-goody “let’s all be friends” naive and dangerous mindset? Obama does not seem to understand that terrorists (not man-made disaster causers either) cannot be bought off with hugs and cookies. They want to kill us and will continue to want to do so, no matter how infuriatingly and perilously sycophantic you act. In fact, they are likely laughing right now. And they are treating Al-Megrahi as a hero. Some justice.
I don’t know if it is because President Obama is used to Michelle wearing the hideous pants in the family, but he can’t seem to man up. At all. His lack of ability to make firm decisions, ever, is putting us all in further harm’s way. It is also emboldening terrorists – Good grief, man! I am more of a strategist and a gutsy man than you are and I cry at commercials!
I’ll spell it out for President Obama, even though I’m lacking a super smart Harvard degree: You do not negotiate with terrorists. Nor do you negotiate for their release, regardless of what you insanely deem ‘preferable’. Preferable should not have been an option.
You should have insisted on neither. That is your job, as the leader of the free world and as President of the United States. I suggest you stop with all your fancy pants trips, your constant photo opps, including relaxing rounds of golf, and your ridiculous, worthless “summits” and start creating or saving some damn Leadership.
In part due to your utter incompetence, lack of leadership and failure to do anything but half-heartedly vote present – too busy demonizing those pesky tea partiers, I suppose – Al-Megrahi, an evil, murderous terrorist served just over 11 days per murder. He was freed to die in the loving bosom of his family – which, by the way, he seems to be refusing to do and may now live another ten years. His innocent victims? Meh. Their lives weren’t worth more than 11 days each, huh?
I’ll continue to empathize (the real kind, not the fake Obama kind) with the families of the victims. The victims were innocent people who did not “die with compassion”. Instead, they died in terror and horrific pain. And they did so without being able to have so much as a “good-bye” to their loved ones.
In Obama’s world-view, the “compassionate release” of the man who murdered them is preferable. In mine, not so much.
(cross-posted from NewsReal)