Friday, August 21, 2009

Separation of powers and stuff

Hawkish pundit Michael Rubin seems to have comprehension problems with constitutional structures in Britain and Ireland. A few weeks ago we saw him analyze Mary Robinson's role in setting the EU aid budget. Now --

Lockerbie Bomber's Release Linked to Trade Deals?

So says Qadhafi's son, according to an Agence France Presse story linked on Drudge. If true, what does that say about the independence of Scottish courts?

Nothing, since al-Megrahi's release was not sanctioned by any court. It was a political decision made by the Scottish Minister for Justice.

UPDATE: At least now we know why Barack Obama hasn't responded to his Robbie Burns invitation.