Lockerbie Bomber

Cameron: Al-Megrahi ‘Should Have Died in Jail’

He figures to get a few “amens” for this one: British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, was “profoundly misguided” and announced that the “Lockerbie bomber should have died in jail,” during his visit to Washington on Tuesday. Cameron originally planned to dodge a group of senators who are investigating BP’s involvement in the al-Megrahi release, but later changed his mind. "I will say to [the senators] that I agree that the decision to release al-Megrahi was wrong. I said it was wrong at the time," he told NPR. However, he does not plan to indict BP’s meddling. "It was the Scottish government that took that decision. … It was not the decision of BP—it was the decision of Scottish ministers."