Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Schumer Calls for Sanctions on-- Britain

Senator Charles Schumer, from my home state of New York, has made one of the stupidest comments in the history of 21st century politics. While I agree that the United States should protest Scotland's release of the Lockerbie bomber, there is no reason to go as far as Schumer suggested-- placing sanctions on our closest ally.

That's right! Schumer stated that if the UK did receive oil contracts for Megrahi's release, the United States should enact some "quid pro quo" and economically punish Britain. According to the New York Post:

"You can't allow a vicious terrorist who killed so many to go free after eight years," the New York Democrat said. "If it is true that there was a quid pro quo -- and it hasn't been proven yet -- there ought to be some sanctions against Britain."

This comes after President Obama snubbed the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Queen Elizabeth. Obama has also reportedly been reducing intelligence cooperation with the United Kingdom.

Schumer should choose his words better and say more bad things about Megrahi than Britain, who sent troops and took a leading role in both Gulf Wars and Afghanistan.

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