An open letter to Gordon Brown
By Joseph Parish
I have but a single question to relate to you Mr. Brown. Would you still be so quick to push for the release of the Lockerbie bomber if the 270 lives aboard the flight were British instead of American? I tend to doubt so. Therefore it certainly appears that you place little value in American life.
Naturally it stands to reason that your secret meetings with Colonel Gaddafi were not met to be shared with my government. Although my wife’s father is from Birmingham I feel that in view of your lack of consideration for our 270 dead Americans that we as families will no longer show support for your country. We pledge not to purchase anything made in Great Britain or Scotland. In addition, we would urge our family members and friends to do likewise.
Downing Street has totally disappointed the American people and shown that you are no longer trusting allies as we once had thought. On the day that you caused the release of Abdulbaset al-Megrahi you wounded every American who has placed their trust in your country.
I naturally would expect you to pass the complete blame to the Scottish government and reserve none of the glory for yourself in view of your anti-American attitude in this case. While you may turn on your television and view the jubilant Libyan homecoming you will certainly notice we Americans have once again entered a new state of mourning.
Concerning the second letter which was sent to the Scottish justice minister MacAskill confirming no legal reasons that Megrahi should not be released I say to you read the law. Is not the death of 270 people reason enough?
Mr. Brown why not do the fine people of Great Britain and America a huge favor and resign your position. Perhaps Gaddafi who publicly thanked his friend Brown, the British government, Queen Elizabeth of Britain and Prince Andrew for the release may have a position for you in his government.
You have made a mockery of the law and shown that you have a very poor sense of judgment. It is hoped that the appropriate economic reprisals as well as the associated boycott will quickly demonstrate that you showed a total lack of compassion for people who are suppose to be your friends. I say goodbye to the Scottish whisky and to those upcoming Highland vacations. Let Libya visit your country and populate your pockets to the tune of £260m per year as we American tourists will visit a country that cares about us.
Copyright @2009 Joseph Parish
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