Thursday, July 15, 2010

Democrat Senators Call British Liars in Alleged BP (NYSE:BP) Link to Lockerbie

In a feverish attempt to seem relevant, after going against the will of the vast majority of the American people, Democrat senators have basically called the British liars in relationship to the release of the only convicted man in the 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing.

These four clowns are saying the British government caved and allowed BP (NYSE:BP) to persuade them to allow the release in return for oil drilling contracts in Libya.

The four Democratic Senators are, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, and Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez of New Jersey.

According to British Ambassador to the United States Nigel Sheinwald, the decision was based solely on compassionate grounds, and the Scotish Executive made the decision only on the medical information made available to them, which showed al-Megrahi had only several months to live at most, and had prostrate cancer.

Gordon Brown, the former British Prime Minister, also denied the accusation by the four Democrats, saying there were no deals struck behind closed doors in relationship to BP, the prisoner or Libya.

The only contradiction to the British account is from former British Justice Secretary Jack Straw, who spoke to the The Daily Telegraph newspaper in September, where he alleged the Libyan agreement with BP was part of the talks to release the prisoner.

Even so, the four Democrats admit the so-called evidence is at best circumstantial.

Still, Senator Lautenberg essentially accused the British of lying, saying it looked like BP persuaded British officials to "hold their noses" and make a deal with Libya.

In the midst of tenuous relationship with Britain after the Obama administration talked about putting their foot on the neck of BP, this is another event which is sure to widen the gap in the relationship, as the clueless Democrats look foolish, arrogant, and outrageous in their accusations against the British government, BP, and the Scotish Executive.

The four Democrats grandstanded at a press conference in their faux outrage over the unproven and unsubstantiated assertions against Britain and BP.

To take the American anger with BP concerning the Gulf oil spill and attach these unproven allegations to them, and the British, is the height of irresponsibility, and these four senators need to be censured and investigated themselves.

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