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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Vincent Fean
The British government traded a notorious terrorist for money five years ago, and newly released diplomatic emails confirm what everyone knew then.
Palestinian students physically barred the British consul general to Jerusalem from delivering a speech at Birzeit University and then charged his car as he tried to leave.
The British government feared a furious Libyan reaction if the convicted Lockerbie bomber wasn't set free and expressed relief when it learned that he would be released on compassionate grounds, leaked U.S. diplomatic cables show.
"Col. Q [Gadhafi] may very well raise Megrahi," wrote Mr. Fean in an email to Mr. Blair. "Saif [Gadhafi's son] raised the case last week."
"They could have cut us off at the knees, just like the Swiss," the cable quotes Mr. Fean as saying.