I am a private security company convoy commander supporting the U.S. military in Iraq. I am also Scottish and deeply ashamed of what my government has done in regard to freeing Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (“Terminally ill Lockerbie bomber freed,” article, Aug. 21).
My battalion, the Royal Highland Fusiliers, was tasked to retrieve the bodies of the poor souls of the Pan Am flight at Lockerbie, and they did it with great respect and dignity.
We as a proud nation have always considered America a close ally, and I have always been proud to stand side by side with American soldiers. I still do and will continue to do so for as long as the United States requires me. When Iraq is done, I will then go to Afghanistan to continue supporting America and her soldiers there.
I sent a letter to the Scottish government and all parties in the Scottish Parliament to express my disgust. I want to let our American comrades know that the Scottish people were not consulted on this matter and are enraged that this terrorist was set free. We as a nation share your anger.