July 27, 2010, - 3:58 pm

Bush (NOT Obama) Made Deal on Libya, Megrahi Release; Obama Strongly Opposed

By Debbie Schlussel

**** Scroll Down for UPDATE ****

There are enough bad things about Barack Obama, so we don’t need to make them up. And in making them up, I mean the claim, over the weekend by an Australian newspaper quoting the Sunday Times of London & AFP (and a Drudge headline)–and the conservative seizing on it like red meat–that Barack Obama recommended the release of Libyan terrorist, Abdel Baset Ali Megrahi, who was convicted for his part in the explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  Michelle Fraudkin, Matt Drudge, and virtually every other right-of-center source picked up and ran the complete lie.  Now that it’s been shown to be a total fraud, per their usual fakery, no apology, no correction, no nothin’.

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I warned people on Sunday that this was a lie. I told them this was a Bush deal all the way. And they attacked me for it because they were asleep during the Bush Administration. But let’s be intellectually honest about who is really responsible for the release of Libyan terrorist Abdel Baset Ali Megrahi. It was President Bush who began restoring relations with Libya, after making a deal with Libyan dictator Muammar Qadaffi, who agreed to inspections over nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction. And, as I noted on this site, a few years ago, several oil companies, including BP, formed a lobbying organization, the U.S.-Libya Business Association–to restore full and complete ties with Libya. President Bush–not Obama–acquiesced to their demands, the first time the US has had full ties with this nutty Islamo-state since 1979. The deal was made in exchange for paying off the families of the victims of Pan Am 103, each of them getting $10 million.

But Qadaffi was slow in making the payments. And ultimately Bush and his friend and special envoy, Tony Blair, worked out a deal. Part of that deal was ultimately the release of Megrahi, and Bush paved the way for this. He dealt with BP and the others and made the deal at their urging. And, since Blair was also Bush’s special Envoy for Squeezing Israel, that was part of the deal, too. Israel gets squeezed, Megrahi gets released, families of Pan Am 103 become mega-millionaires, and BP gets to do bid’ness with Libya. Cheers, everyone. It happened during Obama’s reign, but it was a done deal, too late to stop. And you can think George W. Period.

But The Australian newspaper story, over the weekend, alleging that the Obama administration urged Megrahi’s release to Libya on humanitarian grounds in a letter, was seized upon by many prominent conservatives. And many conservative readers–who’ve never made a peep, unlike me, about Bush’s deal with Qadaffi–were suddenly blaming Obama with zero proof.  And it turns out it’s a false story.  Obama opposed the release all along.

Yesterday, the Obama administration released the letter in question. And, in fact, it says exactly the opposite of what the reports claim.

So will anyone attack Bush and Blair for the release of Megrahi, as they did to Obama yesterday and over the weekend?  And where is the blaring red capital letter Drudge headline on that?

Good luck with that. Like I said, I believe in intellectual honesty. But it’s in short supply, as much on the right as on the left.  And it’s intellectually dishonest to blame Obama for the Islamo-pandering of Bush. It’s also intellectually dishonest to scream about the Islamo-pandering deeds of Obama that you silently acquiesced to under Bush.

If you demand more from liberal Democrats than you do from Republicans, you will always get crappy Republican choices like John McCain and crappy, liberal Democrat elected officials like Barack Obama. And you get what you deserve because you expected more from the party that told you it doesn’t care about national security and won’t change for the better. And expected very little from the party–the Republican Party–that claims that it’s the counter-terrorism party and won’t change because you don’t demand that it will.

Bush v. Obama on Libya and Megrahi is exhibit Double ZZ on this, as there have been so many examples, where you’ve looked the other way, when an R follows the name.

REALITY CHECK (and why you can’t believe a thing in The Australian, The Sunday Times of UK, or AFP):

The Australian/Sunday Times of London/AFP on Sunday, sent to me by many conservatives, blogged about by many conservatives:

THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.

Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.

The intervention, which has angered US relatives of those who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London, a week before Megrahi was freed in August last year on grounds that he had terminal cancer.

AP & the Letter in Question, Monday:

American officials were dead-set against the release of the Lockerbie bomber and warned Scottish authorities that scenes of jubilation in Tripoli over his return would upset victims’ families, a newly released document showed Monday.

The Aug. 12, 2009 letter from Richard LeBaron, the charge d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in London, to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond sets out the views of the American government as Scotland grappled with whether to release Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the bombing attack on Pan Am Flight 103.

“The United States maintains its view that in light of the scope of Megrahi’s crime, its heinous nature, and its continuing and devastating impact on the victims and their families, it would be most appropriate for Megrahi to remain imprisoned for the entirety of his sentence,” the letter says, declaring the U.S was not willing to support his release on either compassionate grounds or under a prisoner transfer agreement.

I don’t like Barack Obama or his pandering to Islam, but I’m not gonna lie about it and make stuff up. Nor am I gonna hold him to a higher standard than I held Bush. Bush said he was the counter-terrorism President and spent 8 years pandering to Islamic extremists and bringing them here. Obama said he’d pander to Muslims, and he’s more than lived up to the promise. But on Libya and the release of this terrorist, he did the right thing. Bush did not. He set this whole thing–the release of Megrahi, an Islamic terrorist, in motion.

And yet, he’s getting none of the blame.

I don’t want Obama as President, but as for the billboards of Bush that say, “Miss Me Yet?” my answer is, HELL. NO.

**** UPDATEDebbie Schlussel Facebook Page (join here by pressing “Like”) Fan Ian Wilkinson writes:

Thank you again for showing how idiotic faux conservatives like Hannity & co. are–just as bad as the liberal punks the claim to detest. The past administration (Bush) has little credibility, and welcoming Qadaffi back into the fold was hardly acceptable in an administration claiming to fight islamic-terrorism.

Exactly. Thanks, Ian. You get it. Fighting terrorism isn’t a partisan thing. And partisanship isn’t fighting terrorism.

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The MORE I hear about BUSH, the LESS I like him.

As goes Israel - So goes the World on July 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Conservatives can be dishonest for purely partisan reasons. This is not to let Obama off the hook but to be fair, he did oppose this Bush deal with Libya. Where were conservatives then? There plenty to dislike about Obama but when he didn’t do something, its clear the media is not telling the full truth. And its amusing to see conservatives believe them when it suits them.

No side of the political spectrum has a monopoly on ethics, honesty and the truth. That is why America is in the mess it is in today.

NormanF on July 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Obama opposed the “Bush deal with Libya”?!?!?! Really? Obama was a State Senator until 2005, which means he was just elected to the U.S. Senate when Bush was supposedly already making deals with Libya. So what the hell are you talking about? Obama probably never even thought about this.

Secondly, Obama did not oppose the release of Megrahi. The letter stated (if you can believe what’s printed), that Obama preferred compassionate release instead of a prisoner transfer if Scotland was going to release Megrahi from prison. The Scots were going to keep him in Scotland under house arrest, but Obama stuck his black nose into this and got Megrahi transferred to Libya. That’s the issue Schlussel. Where is your proof that Bush is behind this? There is none. You just like to deal in conspiracy theories. Now who’s intellectually dishonest.

FK: Wow, you really can’t read, can you? Try actually reading what I wrote for a change. Obama opposed it in a letter in 2009. He was President then, in case you checked.

And the part about compassionate release is BS. Here’s what the letter says (as stated in the article above, which you declined to read, instead engaging in premature articulation per usual)–which part of this don’t you understand???? Obama OPPOSED compassionate release. Get some glasss & take some reading comprehension courses. Obama said the exact opposite of your lies.

DS

FrenchKiss on July 27, 2010 at 4:58 pm

When GWB said, “Islam is a religion of peace”, I knew we were screwed.

Rick on July 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Rick:

    Don’t forget Bush’s comments (regarding some muzzie), “I looked into his eyes and he’s the real deal” or words to that effect.

    Oy vey!

    As goes Israel - So goes the World on July 27, 2010 at 5:51 pm

      Oy vey! and an Oy va Voy! thrown in for good measure, AgI. You know, when Bush made his 2002 State of the Union speech and said all the right things about 9/11, I really wanted to believe him but I looked right into his eyes and said “this guy is NOT the real deal.” Something prevented me from getting to the polls and voting in 2000, I am sooooo glad that I didn’t waste my last vote as an American.

      mk750 on July 28, 2010 at 7:23 am

Obama didn’t “oppose” anything. He just was instructed to vote in certain ways to keep from appearing too radical which might have hurt his chances of getting nominated.

Q: Wow, another commenter who cannot read and loves premature articulation. Clearly, he did oppose it in writing. This has nothing to do with his voting record. Stop lying. Wake the heck up. DS

Quorum on July 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm

The problem is that we need honest leaders like Debbie
but in the environment in which we live honesty is a
great way to make sure you get nowhere in politics.

I_AM_ME on July 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Seriously, we need more more like Debbie?

    Seems like Debbies got a bad case of being miserably angry at everything under the sun syndrome. We don’t need more of that.

    Fern on July 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm

” … I warned people on Sunday that this was a lie. …”

So,
when will the liberal MSM credit you for standing up for Truth?

(Might even happen, you never know …
The Washington Post even printed a piece calling for more tolerance and less demands from Muslims …
http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/ramdas_lamb/2010/07/islam_needs_more_tolerance_not_more_mosques.html

exdemexlib on July 27, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Thank you debbie for your unbiased reporting much of what you said is exactly how I feel. I would hope the liberal media would jump all over your story and report it but the right has had such an outcry any time the left mentions bush they are probably reluctant to run it. The rights talking point in regards to bush is always the same, “he’s been out of office for x years.” I have become so disillusioned with the right and left paradigm that your probably the only political blog I read. Keep up the good work.

tyler on July 27, 2010 at 6:55 pm

That’s why I like the use of the death penalty. If Magha-yabba-dabba-doo was executed, we wouldn’t be discussing this issue….Same applies to those in Gitmo.

Globe Warmer on July 27, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Nice. Nobody can be trusted.

We’re fucked.

Kresh on July 27, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Debbie… I notice the comments on this post are very few. there is no glamor in telling the truth. I haven’t been online reading politics in a month… and I feel wiser already.

Noah David Simon on July 27, 2010 at 7:19 pm

“premature articulation” :D

Quorum on July 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm

from the LeBaron letter, Obama administration:
“Nevertheless, if Scottish authorities come to the conclusion that Megrahi must be released from Scottish custody, the US position is that conditional release on compassionate grounds would be a far preferable alternative to prisoner transfer, which we strongly oppose.”
In any negotiation, “I don’t want you to do this, BUT, if you have to, here’s what I can live with…” means go ahead and do it, I’ll just cover my ass here.
In any case, Obama’s supposed surprise was a lie.

T on July 27, 2010 at 9:37 pm

From Debbie’s post:

“So will anyone attack Bush and Blair for the release of Megrahi, as they did to Obama yesterday and over the weekend?”

Add me to the list. I don’t like the left’s criticism of Bush anymore than do other conservatives. But I do accept legitimate criticism of Bush and have made some myself both here and in some conversations with my friends in real life. This post is an example of a legimiate criticism of Bush.

Actually, if the left were to criticize Bush on grounds of being insufficeiently pro-Israel and/or being anti-Israel, reaching out to groups like CAIR, etc, and for being for amnesty of illegal immigrants, I would respond by saying that they would be exactly correct. Unfortunately, I’m not aware of anyone on the left who has been criticizing Bush on these grounds, and if anything, they have actually been praising him for these things. Debbie, on the other hand, (and a few others like Michael Savage), has been criticizing him on these grounds, though no one–including even Savage–does it better than Debbie. As someone who generally supports Bush, I am understanding more and more with each post that Debbie writes like this one why she doesn’t miss him.

JeffE on July 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Debbie was right. Michelle Malkin was wrong about the release. The circumstances were that if and only if there was a compassionate release it would be preferred that he stay in Scotland. The administration didn’t want any release at all.
Politics has now become like rooting for your favorite team. There is no objectivity. Don’t let the truth get in the way.

CaliforniaScreaming on July 27, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Deb:

I’ve always appreciated the fact that you don’t pander to Republicans. You make your preferences known and let the chips fall where they may.

Regards,

TINSC

There is NO Santa Claus on July 27, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Great job reporting Debs. If only FoxNews had a tenth of your integrity, they wouldn’t be such a laughing stock when it comes to news reporting.

Norman Blitzer on July 28, 2010 at 1:34 am

It is so sad that our country has deteriorated to this point.

Angie on July 28, 2010 at 3:06 am

Aloha

Angie on July 28, 2010 at 3:38 am

Well done Debbie. Excellent work. Right is right doesn’t matter who is in power.

Clanrickard on July 28, 2010 at 4:55 am

My personal take on LeBaron’s letter is that it gave ambiguity that allows multi-pretation, not unambiguous strong opposition tone. With it’s “if” and “but” to allow for conditional release, it’s more a political ass covering measure (to prevent future media scrutiny if things goes wrong) rather than real concern for the victims. It’s like saying “we urge you not to do this because of this, but if you do, then we wash our hands from the responsibility if it turns into mess”.

So did Obama do the right thing? Depend on what’s meant by right. It’s the right thing to do to egoistically protect his political ass, but is it right things to do to ensure justice for all parties involved? If Obama had demanded joint assesment to determine Megrahi’s release, then it might show he did have real concern. But, in this case, it’s more like he didn’t really care and just wanted to ensure his political ass is not affected by this if it turned into mess. Therefore, I agree more with Michelle Malkin’s take on this: “LeBaron’s letter was, in essence, a shrug of the Obama administration’s shoulders. Message: Who cares?”

If as per Debbie’s conspiracy theory (facts to Debbie, but not yet for those of us who don’t have all information), all this mess was initiated by Bush, then if Obama wanted to do the right thing, he should’ve right the wrong things done by Bush in this Megrahi case. What has he done beside washing hands? As the next president after Bush, did’nt he get briefed by Bush on every past decisions? If there’s decision Bush made that indicated Bush acquisced to big oils, then with the upcoming midterm election, Obama should raise up the blame Bush equation that really pinpoint Bush’s prostitution and remedied that by rejecting past decision made while acquiesced to big oils lobbies. Has Obama done that? If he haven’t, why? Why would liberal lefts let go of Bush’s prostitution (of megrahi, big oil case) and not used it to score political point? I mean if Debbie’s right about Bush, especially if the lefts have legitimate proves, don’t you think the liberal lefts might have ferociously jumped on it to use it to the max for defeating conservatives? Have they done that? It’s unusual for liberal lefts to let crisis or scandal be wasted unmanipulated.

Joah on July 28, 2010 at 8:37 am

Debbie,
I’ve followed you since your first appearance on Howard years ago. You really seem unbiased in the “right vs left” thing and with this article it really comes through. For this country to straighten out we’ve got to become less concerned with pure partisan pandering. I’ve stopped listening to Hannnity myself, largely after analyzing your critiques. As a jew I appreciate your continued support of Israel and your exposing the muslim menace. It’s no longer in its infancy, its a toddler, and growing fast. I believe this ’cause as a cop for the last 22 years ( and a bomb tech , no less) I’ve been studying their operational shenanigans since ’97….prior to the “public at large’s” awakening to them.

Keep up the good work. Hey….get yourself back on Howard,already!

steve on July 28, 2010 at 8:57 am

Debbie–

Help me out here. Why did anyone ever think that GWB was a conservative? Because his opponents in the elections were bigger socialists than he?

We’ve become a nation of fanboys. Getting worse every day, with Obama appearing on The View–of all programs. What a disgrace. Will Whoopi or Barbara ask him about his sex life?

Red Ryder on July 28, 2010 at 9:07 am

Reagan and Bush 1 should have treated this as act of war by Muslim at the rest of the world. We should have wiped out the Muslim country that attacked us. Do not waste time on converting to so called Democracy. Muslim immigration and visitor should have been completely prevented. The oil resources in Muslim country should have been taken for reparation. In the first place most of the oil was nationalized and then used in a monopoly

Remember Bush also included Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Turkey in G20. They should have been treated as pariah states. By the way Jews will drop all demand for the land in Medina if Dick Armey original proposal on Balestinian are followed.

madman on July 28, 2010 at 9:34 am

Madman–

All true, of course, but when did our “leaders” last act in the nation’s interest? Heap all the praise you want on Saint Ronnie, but then also explain why excess spending for the military that we can’t afford is better than the same for social programs.

The entire federal apparatus has been traitorous for a long, long time. What is funny (Pathetic) about all of this is how people wake up along the way, without realizing that it was probably always tainted. Remember the Whiskey Rebellion, that goes back to George Washington’s presidency?

Red Ryder on July 28, 2010 at 10:10 am

Debbie, a few days ago I listened to Limbaugh and Hannity for a short while before I turned them off, they mentioned this story and they said that Obama released Mr. Megrahi, but the water-carriers for the GOP (Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Levin, Malkin, etc.) forgot to mention that it was former president George W Bush who originally released Megrahi and Obama to his own credit opposed the release of Megrahi.

As for Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Levin, etc. who clearly blamed Obama for the release of Megrahi, they didn’t mentioned that it was there man Bush who released Megrahi, and all of those guys are doing is the same old Republican party talking points. Just like the leftist in the midstream media are talking heads for the Democrat party, and your right Debbie, there seems to be very little honesty from both the left & the right, the only honset people in the US media are Michael Savage, Jeff Kuhner, Debbie Schlussel, & Steve Malzberg.

“A nation is identified by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on July 28, 2010 at 10:30 am

Before I make my main point, let me first say this:

Will everyone please STOP pretending that Bush is ANYWHERE CLOSE to being “on the right?” What the f*** is wrong with you? In this conversation, there is no ‘Democrat’ & ‘Republican’ difference; there is only ‘Conservative’ (or Libertarian, Constitutionalist, Traditionalist; — whatever!) vs. ‘Progressive’ (or ‘Revolutionary’). Both Bush AND Obama ARE PROGRESSIVES!! Get it???! (actually, let me qualify that: Obama’s more closet-Revolutionary than pure-Progressive, but that’s really just splitting hairs, so just treat them as equals). Actually, McCain, as we know, is ALSO a Progressive — which is why we had NO CHOICE — ZERO CHOICE — in the last election!! It was ‘choose one Progressive or the other Progessive’ — nothing more! Not to put words in her mouth, but from what I’ve read, I’m positive that Debbie gets this! In spades!! How about the rest of you catching up?? WAKE THE F** UP, ALREADY!! Please! It’s not like we all exist in a vacuum: if YOU’RE AN IDIOT, and you cast your votes based on the stupidity of your perceptions, then in this Democratic Republic, I PAY FOR YOUR STUPIDITY, TOO! (Witness the current situation we’re all mired in . . .)

Second point (actually, the original impetus for this posting): Why has NO ONE mentioned the TOTAL SILENCE ABOUT THIS DEAL BY THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS WHO WERE PAID OFF $10 MILLION EACH? THEY get off blameless in this perpetuation of the untruth? Why did none of THEM scream out about THE TRUTH of the origins of this deal? Oh, I got it: NONE OF THEM NOTICED the $10 million increase in their bank accounts! Can someone PLEASE tell me why no one has so far asked about THEIR total silence?? Jesus! What the f*** is wrong with everybody? Does ANYONE think for themselves anymore??

Liberty Has LONG Been Dead: Wake the F*** Up, Already! on July 28, 2010 at 10:55 am

MacAskill’s “compassionate” lie was a thin veil for a much larger ‘quid pro quo.’ It was yet another payment on Kaddafi’s terrorist sextortion demands that secured release of his prison raped and tortured EU nurse hostages.
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FLASHBACK 2007: Qaddafi Wants Money and Lockerbie Attacker for Nurses’ Release
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=75328

“Muammar Qaddafi has officially stated his conditions for the release of the five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor sentenced to death in Libya, a website of the Libyan opposition claims. Cited by the Bulgarian national radio, the site claims that Qaddafi has sent an official note to the EU country members and the US, requesting compensations for the families of the HIV-infected children and the release of the terrorist from Lockerbie…

“The UK should help with the release of the Lockerbie bomber, the note also says. He could be released because he has already served his sentence, or he could receive amnesty, or be extradited to Libya, Qaddafi suggests.”
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These bald-faced hostage extortion payoffs do not bode well for other innocents overseas, such as Iran’s UC-Berkeley student hostages.

This wasn’t only an oil-for-terrorist deal (quid pro quo). That oily BP deal was only part of Kaddafi’s sextortion payment demands for releasing his brutally prison-raped EU-nurse hostages.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV_trial_in_Libya

Let’s add up some of Kaddafi’s jizya booty (so far) for prison raping EU nurses:

* EU $400 million (includes Bulgaria’s $57M ransom)
* French nuclear reactor deal (+military hardware)
* EU free trade (+political normalization)
* New US Ambassador (+date w/ Condi)
* Obama handshake (+UN podium for Ramadan)
* $400K US tax dollars to Gaddafi foundation
* Trillion Euro BP oil deal (brokered by UK politicians)

*Lockerbie bomber’s release… PRICELESS!

[Once again, terrorism pays… handsomely]

/Kaddafi delenda est

Kaddafi delenda est on July 28, 2010 at 11:30 am

MacAskill and Obama shouldn’t feel alone in being pubicly castrated by Kaddafi. The Swiss had the same experience this year when they paid off Kaddafi to release his Swiss hostages.
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Merz “acted like a Sarkozy” over Libya http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/Home/Archive/Merz_act

…Switzerland has already transferred a compensation payment into a blocked account for the publication of the police photos of Hannibal Gaddafi.
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America fought our first overseas war against Tripolitan pirates who used hostage extortion to secure huge annual jizya payments from Western nation treasuries. Kaddafi now has that racket back in business.

What if anything is NATO prepared to do about it?

/Kaddafi delenda est

Kaddafi delenda est on July 28, 2010 at 11:33 am

Here is the awful account of the EU nurse torture ordeals from Human Rights Watch.
http://www.hrw.org/english/docs/2005/11/14/libya12013.htm

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Bulgarian defendant, Kristiana Valceva, said interrogators used a small machine with cables and a handle that produced electricity. “During the shocks and torture they asked me where the AIDS came from and what is your role,” she told Human Rights Watch. She said that Libyan interrogators subjected her to electric shocks on her breasts and genitals. “My confession was all in Arabic without translation,” she said. “We were ready to sign anything just to stop the torture.”
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Read it all. Don’t turn away. This was the stick our “rehabilitated” Kaddafi used to great affect (along with his oil carrots) to snooker the West.

Westerners can backbite each other (Bush lied, Obama lied, Blair lied, MacAskill lied) until we’re blue in the face.

Meanwhile Kaddafi and his terrorist co-conspirators laugh their way to the bank laden with our jizya booty.

National will (and the moral courage to exercise it) that united and motivated our post-9/11 actions has been eroded by appeasement Quislings.

There is a pox on all our houses of government.

Kaddafi delenda est on July 28, 2010 at 11:37 am

Thousands of IRA bombing victims in the UK are also being betrayed by corrupt BP lobbyists’ oily deal with Kaddafi.
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IRA victims killed with Libyan semtex to get £2bn in compensation from Colonel Gaddafi http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article
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Kaddafi openly admitted responsibility and liability for mass murdering UK and US victims… and crooked corruptocrats slurp up his blood money for BP oil deals like good little dhimmis.

Just imagine if Obama released Khalid Sheik Mohammed for “humanitarian” reasons (afterall he’ll surely die otherwise) in open exchange for oil deals with the bin Laden family. That’s essentially what we’re witnessing with MacAskill’s sordid Megrahi affaire.

Billion Euro Q: How many BP shares do Obama, Bush, Blair, Straw, Salmond, MacAskill, et.al. own?

Fun Fact: Obama received a total of $77,051 from BP and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/36783.html#ixzz0uzccGbjm

/Kaddafi delenda est

Kaddafi delenda est on July 28, 2010 at 11:53 am

I think that all of us on the right need to come to grips with the fact that when Obama was placed in power, Bush left the bases loaded with nobody out. Since then, Obama has given up a grand slam homer and loaded the bases several times. The truth is, Bush was a disappointment.

What we also need to understand is that Obama and the Dems have all the power and if they want to stop Megrahi’s release, they can. Bush is gone and the Dems have complete control.

All that being said, Bush was a better choice than Gore or Kerry and we shouldn’t ever second guess that.

Rick on July 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Once Qadaffi agreed to inspections over nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, agreed to stop terrorism, settling Pan Am 103 and turning over the security officers include Magrahi for trial, what would you have Bush do?

Nor can I see any evidence here, that Bush (or Obama for that matter) ever agreed that Megrahi would be released early.

BernardZ on July 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm

“All that being said, Bush was a better choice than Gore or Kerry and we shouldn’t ever second guess that.”

yeah – like the difference being dying by gunshot vs. dying by slow poisoning. Big diff.

Liberty Has LONG Been Dead: Wake the F*** Up, Already! on July 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Seriously? “Unbiased” is the word people use here to describe Schlussel? Is her writing that Obama is “pandering” to Islam really an example of being “unbiased”?

Glenn on July 28, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I wrote she was unbiased in going after bush and the right. Your not even worth my time.

    tyler on July 29, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Glenn I feel kind of arrogant saying your not worth my time but in fact Schlussel said bush pandered to islam so yes that is unbiased. Where else in this country of the right verse left, where money talks can you find someone who says that about bush and obama? If you can name any let me know I would like to check them out.

    tyler on July 29, 2010 at 12:36 am

“the difference being dying by gunshot vs. dying by slow poisoning.”

What did you do during the last election?

Valid choices are:
1. Voted for B. Hussein Obama
2. Voted for J. Sidney McCain III
3. Voted for a third party (helped install Obama in power)
4. Sat home and reloaded ammo (helped install Obama in power)

Rick on July 28, 2010 at 2:59 pm

“the difference being dying by gunshot vs. dying by slow poisoning.”

What did you do during the last election?

Valid choices are:
1. Voted for B. Hussein Obama
2. Voted for J. Sidney McCain III
3. Voted for a third party (helped install Obama in power)
4. Sat home and reloaded ammo (helped install Obama in power)

I did #2 (and just about vomited my guts up whilst doing it) & #4 (after I returned home from voting). #2, to avoid the consequences of #3; & #4, to be prepared to remedy the consequences of the election results. Obviously, #1 was OUT of the question entirely. :)

Liberty Has LONG Been Dead: Wake the F*** Up, Already! on July 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Mark Levine also made the same incorrect allegations on his radio show this past Monday.

Mike J. on July 28, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Obama’s feckless handling of the Megrahi affair seems to be part of a pattern. It includes making the release of terrorists from Gitmo a top priority, his notorious apology tour and “we feel your pain” speech to a Muslim audience in Cairo and his top terrorism adviser John Brennan’s May 26 pronouncement that jihad is a legitimate religious practice. It includes the effort to turn NASA into a Muslim-outreach program, Obama’s steady harassment of Israel compared to his reluctance to challenge the Tehran regime and now his silence about the building of a mosque at Ground Zero.

In short, whose side is Obama really on? Is there more sympathy and compassion at the White House for Islamicist terrorists than there is for those they killed on 9/11 and over Lockerbie — and those they’re still killing in Afghanistan?

Americans need to know the answer before they can have confidence in Obama’s conduct of the War on Terror. They need to know what he knew, and when, about the Lockerbie bomber release.

Unfortunately, it may take the election of a Republican Congress in November before we can get those answers.

Kaddafi delenda est on July 29, 2010 at 9:56 am

Debbie once referred to Lockerbie victims’ families (widows, orphans, aging parents) as “whores” for accepting compensation from Libya.

Now they’re denegrated as “mega-millionaires”– as if their agony was something like winning the lottery.

Stay classy, Deb.

Anti-idiotarian on July 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Oh, I see… it’s Bush’s fault.

Bryan on July 29, 2010 at 10:18 pm

http://www.kittycatchats.com/search/label/Political

Obama, Bush, Palin and now I have a doctrine on Libya. My opinion, all this is doing is providing a deflection to the sorry state of the affairs in our nation.

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