Lockerbie Bomber

Obama Slams Libya's Hero's Welcome

President Obama said on Friday that the hero’s welcome in Libya for Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi was “highly objectionable” when a reporter shouted him a question as he left the White House for vacation. Both the United States and Britain had warned Libya that there would be serious diplomatic repercussions if al-Megrahi received a hero’s welcome. Al-Megrahi was released from Scotland because he will soon die from terminal cancer.