I've already blogged about my utter disgust following the recent release of the Lockerbie bomber, a uniquely evil man. The nausea I felt watching the Scottish Justice Minister trying to justify his decision was matched by the contempt I felt watching Alex Salmond expressing his 'disappointment' at the hero's welcome given to the murderer on his arrival in Tripoli. What the ****** did he expect. As the entirely predictable consequences have played themselves out, the intensity of my antipathy has increased.
Some in the blogosphere seem to agree with this obscene decision. There are some who seem to have decided (with what evidence I've no idea) that this criminal is innocent of the crimes he has been found guilty of. There is an appeal process to deal with this. Now it seems there may be some darker duplicity behind the decision. Despite the Justice Minister's insistence that it was 'his' decision, and that it was based on 'compassion', (itself a ridiculous judgement) we now hear that Gordon Brown and Lord Mandelson may have had some involvement. There's a bit more to run on this one I think. At least the Director of the FBI let the Scottish Government have what it deserved, both barrels, and between the eyes. I've rarely read such an angry letter as this. Scotland's Justice Minister has brought shame on Scotland, and delivered a damaging blow against devolution.