Washington AC/DC - (Crude News): "A rotten, putrid deal between the UK and the Libyan governments!"
That's how four US senators have described smoke 'n' mirrors whorsetrading that secured the early release of the Lockerbie bomber.
In a damning indictment on shadowy UK realpolitik Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles Schumer, Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez have singled out BP's obsession with hastening lucrative Libyan oil contracts for the scandal of Abdel-Basset Ali Al Megrahi's unwarranted early release.
The bomber was diagnosed as being at death's doorstep with cancer while languishing in a Scottish jail.
His release on compassionate grounds was secured in a headline deal between ex-UK Prime Monster Tony Blair and Colonel Gaddafi.
Al-Megrahi has since undergone something of a miraculous resurrection and appears to be in sparkling rude health once again at his home in Benghazi.
"No wonder the Dem big guns are livid!" a Du Pont Circle lobbying source commented today.
The Dems' furious blast follows last month's Obama salvo likening BP's Gulf of Mexico disaster to the 9/11 atrocity.
Since then a number of influential stink tanks have said the filthy Blair/Gaddafi effluence is seeping out all over the place in classified files about the World Trade Center atrocity.
Osama Bin Laden is still holed up in a Chappaqua grace-and-favor bolthole.