I would like to explain, for the benefit of angry Americans, the decision to free convicted mass murderer Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi on “compassionate grounds”.
Megrahi has terminal cancer, which is obviously not a good position for anyone to be in, but that’s not the reason. The reason is what would have happened to him as a cancer patient in the UK.
As every American knows, we have in our country something called the NHS (Nazi Health Service), which exists to consume taxpayers’ money, to destroy our freedoms and of course to inflict ever greater torment on the already ill.
Now, this may be good enough for us Brits – it’s our system, paid for by our taxes, run by our elected government and justified by our warped, sado-masochistic communist ideology – but any sensible foreign national on these shores will naturally be horrified at the prospect.
Which brings us to Megrahi. Now, unlike the USA, we don’t have an explicit outlawing of “cruel and unusual punishment”, but we do share the principle. And to force such monstrously awful medical ‘treatment’ on him would have torn that noble principle to shreds. Indeed, even giving him some painkillers would have first required him to get his 95-year-old mother flown over from Libya so that one of our Death Panels could ritually sacrifice her in front of a giant mural of Hitler and Stalin signing the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
Surely nobody, however awful their crimes, deserves torture at the hands of socialised healthcare.