Scottish Government First Minister Alex Salmond reiterated in a letter to Democrats and John Kerry that BP (NYSE:BP) had no role in pushing for the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.
Outrageous assertions by Democrats saying BP and the British had participated in a "blood money" deal for al-Megrahi now needs to be apologized for, as the accusations in reality demand a censure from the four Democrats, including Chuck Schumer, who made the allegations.
Salmond said this, "I can say unequivocally that the Scottish Government has never, at any point, received any representations from BP in relation to Al-Megrahi. That is to say we had no submissions or lobbying of any kind from BP, either oral or written, and, to my knowledge, the subject of Al-Megrahi was never raised by any BP representative to any Scottish Government Minister."
It has long been known that BP had pushed for unrelated prisoner exchanges with Libya (which they didn't initiate) in order to secure business deals. That was a couple of years before the al-Megrahi.
Democrats, whose popularity is waning, and are going to get a spanking in the mid-term elections, have been desperate to draw attention away from their abysmal performance and the unprecedented debt incurred while they've been shortly in power.
But to accuse BP and the British government of doing "blood money" deals goes far beyond politics to being despicable behavior. Some of these Democrats should be pressured to step down in light of the lies they've publicly thrown out.