Assigned Reading: Gaddafi Hugs Lockerbie Bomber, Britain Denies Deal
(FROM: Associated Press/Yahoo)
The real story here is from a piece that came up on Saturday about how the British government may have released a murderer of 270 people as part of an energy deal with Libya, but something else in the piece caught my eye:
In Washington, FBI director Robert Mueller released an angry letter he sent to Scottish minister Kenny MacAskill, who ordered the release, calling it inexplicable and detrimental to justice.
‘Indeed your action makes a mockery of the rule of law. Your action gives comfort to terrorists around the world,’ Mueller wrote in the letter posted on the FBI’s website.
I’ve said, many times, that I would gladly praise our government–or anybody in it–when I see them doing a good job. Mueller is deserving of that praise for issuing such a strong letter. I’m not certain of how much a letter does, but as letters are concerned this is a good one.
Of course, it shouldn’t be lost on any of you that the FBI director is outraged over the release of the Lockerbie bomber–and, presumably, the White House doesn’t like it either–yet they have no problem releasing terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
I’d like to see someone in the White House Press Corps ask Robert Gibbs about that one.