Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Robert Mackey discusses the coverage at the New York Times site:
At the start of a visit to Washington, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain said on Tuesday that the Scottish government was “wrong” last year when it released Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in connection with the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
The release of Mr. Megrahi on compassionate grounds, after a medical opinion suggested that he might only have three months left to live, has gotten new scrutiny in recent weeks. Mr. Megrahi’s continued survival, nearly a year after he returned to Libya, has been extensively reported on by British newspapers. Allegations that BP might have lobbied on his behalf to help secure a valuable Libyan oil exploration contract have led to calls for an investigation of the company by a Senate panel.