I tend to be pretty squishy and bleeding heart over things like compassionate release for prisoners with terminal diseases. Usually, though, they're 70 years old and have served 40 years in prison or something. Releasing a mass murderer after eight years is another thing entirely. Compassion ought to have its limits, and the Scottish government seems to have lost its mind in the case of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi. The Libyans aren't exactly helping matters either. What a mess.