The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday that he was 'appalled' by the United Kingdom's decision to release convicted bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, which he said was clearly 'political.'
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Admiral Mullen said he was "appalled" by the decision, which he said was clearly "political."
"Your action makes a mockery of the rule of law," Mr. Mueller wrote. "Your action gives comfort to terrorists around the world who now believe that regardless of the quality of the investigation, the conviction by jury after the defendant is given all due process, and sentence appropriate to the crime, the terrorist will be freed by one man's exercise of 'compassion.' "