27 August 2009

Is handing a megaphone...

...to a terrorist really a good idea?
-- ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- The governor of New Jersey and two lawmakers are protesting Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi's expected stay in the Garden State next month, saying families of the victims of the 1988 Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, shouldn't have to play host to the attackers' benefactor.

Gov. Jon Corzine , U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and U.S. Rep. John Adler, all Democrats, met Wednesday with families of the 38 victims who had lived in the northern New Jersey community of Englewood, where Qaddafi is planning to stay when he comes to address the opening of the U.N. General Assembly.

"Qaddafi is not welcome in New Jersey."
Of course, not everyone agrees...
The Obama administration has said it will keep in mind the "raw sensitivities" of the families of Lockerbie bombing victims as it tries to find a place for him.