VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. - The Obama administration is asking that the only person convicted for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 be returned to a Scottish prison.
John Brennan, President Barack Obama's counterterrorism adviser, told reporters Friday the U.S. has "expressed our strong conviction" to Libyan officials that Abdel Baset Al-Megrahi (AHB'-dehl BAH'-seht AH'-lee ahl-meh-GRAH'-hee) should not remain free.
Al-Megrahi was ordered in 2001 to serve 27 years in prison for the bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, but was freed on Aug. 20 of last year on compassionate grounds. He was said to suffer from cancer and had just months to live.
Answer by lovinangels at 2:14 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:10 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Yes. I do! But I also think there should be further investigation as to why he was released!! THAT was criminal TOO!
Answer by momof030404 at 2:08 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
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Answer by sopranomommy at 2:19 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
I agree that he never should have been released, however this really makes me wonder why he is asking. It's not as if we have any pull in the situation, so why?
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:14 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
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Answer by urkiddingright at 2:28 PM on Aug. 20, 2010