England and Scotland Upset over Lockerbie Bomber's Release

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Release of the Lockerbie bomber on grounds of “compassion” led to angry criticism of Scotland's Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill. The jubilant reception for cancer-victim Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi on his return to Libya made matters worse. Yesterday, before the Scottish Parliament, MacAskill expressed regret for the manner in which Al-Megrahi was received and apparent disregard of the Libyan government's assurance that his return would low-key.” Magnus Linklater, Scottish Editor for the Times of London, considers what it could mean for MacAskill and Scotland's reputation.




Warren Olney