Editorial: War on Terror Compromised by Money?

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It is deeply disturbing to see the West's war against terrorism compromised by politics as in the case in this country with the Attorney General's recent decision to investigate the interrogation methods of CIA agents who are trying to protect us or compromised by money.

As it appears to be the case in Scotland's outrageous decision last week to release the only person convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

Scotland said it released Mr. Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer on compassionate grounds because he has terminal cancer. But information has leaked out all week in Great Britain that it was London that facilitated the terrorist's release and that it may have been done to secure lucrative oil contracts in Libya. Correspondence between Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has surfaced showing that the two men had discussed the release of the bomber more than six weeks ago.

British petroleum did a 1-billion dollar deal in Tripoli in 2007 and the Brits have even greater economic ambitions there. There is no proof yet that Scotland was pressured to let the bomber go but there is a bad smell coming out of London and the stench ought to sicken all of us.

Write and let me know what you think, I'm Bill Applegate.

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