Friday, August 21, 2009

'You Get That Lump in Your Throat and You Feel Like You're Going to Throw Up'

I get that same feeling every day watching Team Obama and their Smart Diplomacy in action. Or should we call it inaction?
Some stared at their televisions in disbelief. Others were too furious to process the news.

More than two decades after a terrorist bomb blew a Pan Am jetliner out of the sky, victims' relatives watched in anger as the only man ever convicted in the attack boarded another flight to his freedom in Libya.

"This is not fair to the families," said Stan Maslowski, whose 30-year-old daughter Diane was returning from London for Christmas when Flight 103 went down on Dec. 21, 1988. "This shows a terrorist can get away with murder."

Maslowski and his wife, Norma, turned on the TV at their Haddonfield home to watch the developments with Abdel Baset al-Megrahi. "You get that lump in your throat and you feel like you're going to throw up," Norma Maslowski said.

Al-Megrahi was released Thursday after serving eight years of a minimum 27-year sentence in Scottish prison. Scottish officials said the former Libyan intelligence officer has advanced prostate cancer and was given only months to live. They said they were bound by Scottish values to release him.

"It's appalling, disgusting and so sickening I can hardly find words to describe it," said Susan Cohen, of Cape May Court House, N.J., whose 20-year-old daughter Theodora died in the attack. "Lockerbie looks like it never happened now — there isn't anybody in prison for it."
Terrorists around the globe are celebrating today. Can you blame them?

Sad to say, this was all too predictable.

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