Stinky The Clown (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-20-09 07:50 PM
I think Scotland did an acceptable thing. You may now come and kick my ass.
Yes, it is easy for me to not feel the same outrage as survivors of the Lockerbie terrorist action. It is all abstract to me.
Yes, they guy that did it (if he did it) is lower and nastier than whale smegma.
Yes, this whole episode may be the UK pandering for oil. But the record is clear. Scotland has done this 23 out of 27 times it has been requested (or something very close to that).
Compassion is, to me, a liberal value. And I'm a liberal.
I am not saying anyone is wrong to feel otherwise. To feel outrage. This is a near dichotomy, this freeing of a terrorist for no better reason than human compassion.
I never liked the biblical quote "vengeance is mine sayeth the lord".
I'm a sap. Kick my ass if you must.