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Libya, lobbying and US hypocrisy….

In Current affairs, Politics on July 21, 2010 at 11:15 am

Four US senators have buttonholed Dave Cameron on his “meet the new British guy” trip to Washington and suggested, for want of a better word, that it would be a good idea that an independent investigation be held into whether Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al Megrahi’s release from prison was influenced by lobbying by BP in return for an oil drilling deal in Libya.

Given that Capitol Hill is usually under siege by lobbyists trying to get, er, senators, to see a particular point of view, this is a bit rich, but we’ll give these four fine, upstanding representatives of the people the benefit of the doubt.

We also presume that while they grilled Cameron for 45 minutes they also demanded a full investigation into another small matter…

….whether al Megrahi actually did it.

Seems fair, non? After all, the families of the Lockerbie victims have been asking for the same for years.