UPDATE from Bruce (GayPatriot): So it is now clear that UK PM Gordon Brown lied.
The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leaked ministerial letters reveal.
Gordon Brown’s government made the decision after discussions between Libya and BP over a multi-million-pound oil exploration deal had hit difficulties. These were resolved soon afterwards.
The letters were sent two years ago by Jack Straw, the justice secretary, to Kenny MacAskill, his counterpart in Scotland, who has been widely criticised for taking the formal decision to permit Megrahi’s release.
My question now is what did President Obama know, and when did he know it? And did Secretary of State Clinton kept out of the loop on this?
(Personal note: I was in the Syracuse University undergrad class of 1990 and lost three friends and classmates on Pan Am 103)