I think the New York Times may cut to the chase:
Colonel Qaddafi made his remarks as British and Scottish officials were doing their best to distance themselves from Mr. Megrahi’s release, which they insisted was decided without any pressure from London by Scotland’s justice secretary, and based solely on compassion for Mr. Megrahi’s terminal cancer, not Britain’s desire for multibillion-dollar Libyan oil contracts.I see...
Well, I never trusted them limeys, anyway. Long live the spirit of 1776! Viva La France!
Besides, it's not like we would ever make any dumb foreign policy decisions because of oil.
I'm just happy I can call my fries french fries again. And maybe tomorrow I'll have a nice freedom breakfast, you know, that breakfast with bangers and those crappy cooked tomatoes. And I'll add a toasted buttered freedom muffin to soak up the egg yolk.
Meanwhile in unrelated news, a Kentucky prison burns. As does north suburban Athens.