I'm glad to see our government in bipartisan opposition to the release: VOA News - US Pressing Scotland on Lockerbie Bomber Release The bomber was released on "compassionate grounds" because he is dying from prostate cancer and he wanted to go home to be with his family. I bet all those people incinerated in mid-air would like to be their families too. I take some comfort in the fact that he is indeed dying (yay!) but seriously, you murder 270 people and you get no "compassionate grounds" for anything. You are locked away in your tiny little hole to die. Jesus this bugs me.