It appears that the Obama administration may have known about Lockerbie bombers release it what by most appearances was for an oil deal. Death penalty opponents have a prime example of one reason why they support the punishment. This man served less then two weeks in prison for each person he killed; there is no such thing as life in imprisonment that can not be overruled or circumvented.
"British officials claim Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton were kept informed at all stages of discussions concerning Megrahi’s return.
The officials say the Americans spoke out because they were taken aback by the row over Megrahi’s release, not because they did not know it was about to happen.
‘The US was kept fully in touch about everything that was going on with regard to Britain’s discussions with Libya in recent years and about Megrahi,’ said the Whitehall aide.
‘We would never do anything about Lockerbie without discussing it with the US. It is disingenuous of them to act as though Megrahi’s return was out of the blue.
'They knew about our prisoner transfer agreement with Libya and they knew that the Scots were considering Megrahi’s case.’"