Jed Babbin has the top story at Human Events today on the Lockerbie Bomber.
If only there were a conspiracy to blame, but there isn’t. It would be comforting, in a perverse way, to discover a home video showing Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill, CIA Director Leon Panetta and the bosses of Yale University Press smoking cigars and playing cards with Muammar Gaddafi.
But there is no conspiracy, only a rampant loss of will to defend freedom in the West. Today’s release of the long-awaited CIA Inspector General’s report on terrorist interrogations rides close upon the heels of Scotland’s “compassionate” release of a terrorist mass-murderer and an act of self-censorship by Yale Press that are, each in its turn, acts of surrender to the terrorist nations that war against us.
Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi — an agent of Libyan intelligence — was found guilty of putting a bomb on board Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988, resulting in an explosion that killed 270 people, including 189 Americans on board and 11 Scots on the ground below. Last week’s decision by MacAskill to free Megrahi was an act of phony compassion.