US was informed of plan to release Lockerbie bomber

Downing Street is firing back at President Obama and Secretary Clinton, calling their complaints over the Lockerbie bomber’s release “disingenuous”:

Downing Street has hit back at Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for attacking the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.

President Obama and the US Secretary of State fuelled a fierce American backlash against Britain, claiming Abdelbaset Al Megrahi should have been forced to serve out his jail sentence in Scotland – but a senior Whitehall aide said their reaction was ‘disingenuous’.

British officials claim Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton were kept informed at all stages of discussions concerning Megrahi’s return.

The officials say the Americans spoke out because they were taken aback by the row over Megrahi’s release, not because they did not know it was about to happen.

‘The US was kept fully in touch about everything that was going on with regard to Britain’s discussions with Libya in recent years and about Megrahi,’ said the Whitehall aide.

‘We would never do anything about Lockerbie without discussing it with the US. It is disingenuous of them to act as though Megrahi’s return was out of the blue.

(Emphasis mine.) (Via Hot Air.)

Are these jerks trying to damage relations with Britain, or are they really so amateurish?

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One Response to US was informed of plan to release Lockerbie bomber

  1. jrmapp says:

    Well at least the British get some props for being open, or allowing the Scottish to be open, about Britain’s role in his release. Here in the US the White House has totally blocked release of communications so the public is left wondering what our president’s administration’s role in the affair truly was.

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