When al-Megrahi, the terrorist convicted in the bombing of Pan Am 103, was released to Libya I assumed that the one piece of information that had been fully checked out was the medical status of the prisoner. After all, why would one even consider "compassionate release" if compassion need not even be considered? Hot Air:
It turns out that other doctors had been consulted in the case, none of whom were willing to say that Megrahi was even dying from the disease. In fact, one said he seemed suspiciously asymptomatic for a patient with the kind of diagnosis that Scotland asserted:
Of course, if the physician who makes the call is "in the bag," it would explain a lot.
And suggestions that the doctor who gave the prognosis may have been employed by the Libyan government emerged in the report’s notes. It said that a professor from Libya had been involved in Megrahi’s care and the medical officer who wrote the report had been “working with clinicians from Libya over the past ten months”.
If so, this demonstrates gross incompetence in the administration of the case, and venality by the UK and possibly the Scots if financial considerations trumped the murder of 270 innocents.