Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Raging Scottish Minister Didn't Read Telegraph

Scottish Minister Alex Salmond sent a blistering letter to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez. The TelegraphUK reported:

Salmond has accused a senior US senator of trying to manufacture a link between the release of the Lockerbie bomber and BP.

Manufacture? Colonel Gadhafi's son stated the link in a 2009 Telegraph article. Apparently, Salmond does not read British newspapers. Indignation frequently coincides with ignorance:
But it is understood his (Salmond's) patience snapped after the senators continued to allege the decision was linked to BP even after repeated assurances in writing that it was not. The allegations only emerged after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

More horse hockey. I noted Gadhafi's confession last year, shortly after the bomber's Libyan homecoming. Salmond had one thing right in his concerns:

If Senators were interested in the latter (prisoner transfer agreement between Britain and Libya) he found it “puzzling” Mr Blair was not invited to appear before the committee.

Tony Blair and Tony Hayward should testify under oath, however, neither man is known for speaking honestly. In a familiar pattern, American politicians let the big fish swim freely, while trying to net lower level operators.

America does political theater better than any. It sorely lacks legal justice.

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