And Gordon Brown promised that
release not tied to business deals
Prime Minister Gordon Brown:
History is history,
let us make new history!
Let’s not have any broken promises get in the way of making deals with Libya, so what if a convicted terrorist defeats justice, let the good times roll. KGS
There is no reason to be angry about the release of the Lockerbie bomber, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son said Friday, calling for improved business and trade ties with the oil-rich country while an opinion poll released in Britain showed Britons suspect the release of the Lockerbie bomber was connected to their country’s oil interests in Libya.In remarks likely to fuel anger in the United States, Seif al-Islam told Scottish newspaper The Herald that many Lockerbie victims’ families backed the release.And he accused some politicians of trying to manipulate the issue “to their own advantage.”He also insisted that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, who was released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds this month, was an innocent man.“Lockerbie is history. The next step is fruitful and productive business with Edinburgh and London. Libya is a promising, rich market and so let’s talk about the future,” he said.