A quiet anniversary celebration in Tripoli

Phil Boehmke
Now that Mr. Obama's unauthorized "days not weeks" war in Libya has staggered into its fifth month, NATO backed rebel forces are approaching the capitol of Tripoli.  The United Nations is planning to evacuate thousands of stranded foreigners from the besieged city by sea as the Gaddafi regime fights a desperate battle for its survival.    Two years ago there was the sound of gunfire in Tripoli as al-Qaeda celebrated the early release of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi (The Lockerbie Bomber).  Barack Obama roared disapprovingly at the controversial decision to release al-Megrahi, even though CNN.com reported that Scotland's Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill had consulted with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder prior to the release of the Lockerbie Bomber for humanitarian reasons.   At the time of his release physicians in Scotland had said that al-Megrahi was suffering from terminal prostate cancer and was not expected to...(Read Full Post)

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