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On al-Megrahi

Oddly enough, much of the best commentary on the thoroughly deserved release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi has come from rightish-libertarians: DK, Longrider, Longrider again.

(I don’t mean that right-ish libertarians are unlikely to provide sensible comment in general, just that “releasing alleged terrorist” and “annoying America” are things that, all else being equal, are things that right-libertarians tend to oppose. Good Ideological Prism Transcending Skills.)

Less surprisingly, FlyingRodent is properly awesome on this one.

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  1. August 24, 2009 at 3:52 am | #1

    Actually, he Gaelicised his name and henceforth wishes to be known as Al McGrachey.

  2. Tom
    August 24, 2009 at 7:04 am | #2

    Isn't it that with that communist peacenik Obama in the White House, it's OK to be anti-American, because you're actually being anti-anti-American. Or something.

    Surely someone should be asking Dave Cameron if it's official Tory policy this week to let the US government edit Scottish judicial decision making, and if so, why.

  3. August 24, 2009 at 6:18 pm | #3

    Tom, it matters not a jot who is in the White House, my distaste for US foreign policy transcends party politics. If McCain had won last November, I suspect the furore over this issue would be the same and my comments on it would be the same.

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