Case in point. Scotland just released the convicted Pan Am 103 bomber on humanitarian grounds. Certain UK brass were a bit wee-weed up about the perception:
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had specifically asked Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi not to give al Megrahi a celebratory welcome, Brown's office at 10 Downing Street said.And there ya go--punked again. It's still a man's world in the halls of middle east power where no good deed goes unpunished. Both Bin Laden and Saddam said they saw the US as a paper tiger and acted accordingly, until Bush acted accordingly. Today we have Obama and the Scots and a few other westerners trying to kill the radicals with kindness and Libya just responded by drawing a great big FU in the sand.
Brown wrote a letter to Gadhafi, delivered to the Libyan Foreign Ministry on Thursday, asking the Libyans to act with sensitivity with regard to al Megrahi's return
Or maybe there really was a deal. Who knows, maybe this guy's cancer came on suddenly after Sheikh al-Libi decided to hang himself a few months ago in prison. Or maybe it has something to do with Gitmo. Nothing is as it seems with this stuff.