BP has confirmed it will begin drilling off the Libyan coast in the next few weeks. This follows a deal signed in 2007 with Libyan oil and gas development.
As the US has a very large stakeholding (oh how I hate that word) in BP, why haven't these 4 very vocal senators been on American television decrying this project.
Today Scotland has seen William Hague enter into the fray about the release of al-Megrahi. "It was wrong and misguided".
All I want to add is that the Westminster government should not involve themselves with our laws. That's a step or two too far. Of course, the new coalition government's aim is to bring the last labour government into disrepute regarding the al-Megrahi release and while they're at it bring the SNP government down.
At times like this I think the 'list' system of election in the Scottish Parliament is wrong. Each of our MSPs should be elected by the people regardless of the outcome.
The Scottish government's handling of this affair has shown me how my country's independent government would behave. Our government, with our own legal system if little else, has shown the world dignity and assertiveness in the face of four US senators who are seeking approval from their own fading electorate.
William Hague has joined his boss Dave to denounce the Scottish government's decision. He would be better occupied learning Scottish law rather than jumping on the bandwagon to appease US politicians. Shame on him too.