WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. and Libyan officials are meeting in London this week to try to reach a deal on compensation cases from the Lockerbie air disaster and other 1980s incidents, a Bush administration official said on Thursday.
If you recall, the "air disaster" and "the other 1980's incidents" that the Bush administration official is referring to are these things called "acts of terrorism."
At a meeting in London two months ago Libya presented what a U.S. official called a "comprehensive" deal to resolve a string of compensation cases which have soured relations between the former foes.
They include cases arising from the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, which killed 270 people, including 189 Americans and the 1986 bombing of a West Berlin disco in which two U.S. servicemen were killed.
Trying to work out a package deal, I guess. Lump all the dead Americans into one settlement. Easier to work out a "deal."
Of course, the outrage from the conservative right is forthcoming, I'm sure. Just as soon as they get done celebrating their victory over the Islamofascist French Cruller distributors at Dunkin Donuts.