Friday, August 21, 2009
Everyone's a winner...
The whole Lockerbie Bomber being released saga has been buzzing around my empty head since yesterday.
I've came to the conclusion that everyone is a winner except the truth and the victims and their families. Let's take a look at the winners,
The Scottish Government -
Winners of taking the moral high ground and being able to play politics with the big boys with the added bonus of saying 'fuck off' to the USA. Winners of being able to say 'we can take tough decisions when it matters and look at the size of my dick'. Even though they done what they were told to do.
The UK Government -
Winners of saying 'nothing to do with us Guv, it's the porridge wogs decision. Scots law and devolved politics and all that'. Then being able to benefit from better trading links with Libya.
British Petroleum -
Winners of being able to proceed with the agreement struck with Libya in 2007 without being pissed around by Libyan bureaucracy.
The US Government -
Winners of blaming the Scottish Government whilst sharing in the outrage of the American people, most of which couldn't pinpoint America on an atlas, never mind Scotland or Libya. Saves them getting their hands dirty in order to share the oil spoils.
The British taxpayer -
Winners of not having to pay for the incarceration of the bomber and his medical care.
The Lockerbie Bomber -
For obvious reasons.
All politicians except the SNP -
Winners of waiting to see what the backlash would be before spouting what most of the country wants to hear.
If you think of any other 'winners' feel free to add them in the comments.