The Scottish government has released Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi on "compassionate grounds."
Convicted for killing 270 people aboard Pan Am Flight 103 as well as on the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland in December 1988, al-Megrahi has terminal prostate cancer and is expected to die within the next three months.
I say then let nature take its course. The Scots are showing far more compassion to al-Megrahi than al-Megrahi showed to those 270 people. If this atrocity doesn't warrant a life sentence then nothing does.
To its credit, the Obama Administration has publicly expressed its dismay with al-Megrahi's release. Of the 270 people killed that day, 180 were American.
In analyzing al-Megrahi's release the BBC asks:
Why is there so much anger in the US?
Many US relatives of those who died are convinced of Megrahi's guilt.
Well, so are the Scottish judges who convicted him in 2001.
Yes, there are those who think he is innocent. It is quite possible he did not act alone but that does not mean he did not participate. It doesn't nullify his culpability. Besides if al-Megrahi's was truly innocent he would not have dropped his appeal.
It is expected that al-Megrahi will go back to his native Libya to live out his final days where he will be lauded as a hero. Meanwhile, the Scottish government has just spit in the graves of 270 people. Absolutely shameful.