Assigned Reading: Lockerbie Bomber to be Released
(FROM: Fox News)
I don’t understand compassion for terrorists, as a general policy. For the life of me, I cannot think of a time when any terrorist showed mercy, or allowed his or her victims to die with dignity at home with their families. It just doesn’t seem like the Terrorist Way.
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi may indeed be in the final stages of terminal cancer, but I cannot fathom the idea of showing him even a shred of the mercy he denied those 270 men, women and children in 1988. I’m with the gentleman from New York who lost his wife in the bombing, who told Fox News that he wants al-Megrahi “returned from Scotland the same way my wife Lorraine was . . . and that would be in a box.”
Un-Christian? Perhaps. So sue me. Actions should have consequences. Al-Megrahi snuffed out nearly three hundred lives — I have no problem with letting his life fizzle out behind bars.
And to be honest, I was surprised that the White House opposed it. I figured that Barack Obama would have grabbed a couple of burgers, hopped aboard Air Force One, and picked up the bomber himself. Obama, the bomber and Qaddafi could have had a beer summit. Thankfully, however, the White House has come down on the right side of this one (it wasn’t hard), and if it weren’t for the tireless efforts taken to provide constitutional rights for murderous Islamic terrorists here at home and on battlefields abroad, I’d consider it a common sense perspective to build upon.
In the meantime, however, it saddens me that a man who destroyed so many families is being permitted to return to his own.