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White House: Bomber's homecoming 'disgusting'

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House is condemning the elaborate homecoming the freed Lockerbie bomber received in Libya.

Spokesman Robert Gibbs said Friday that the images of a jubilant, flag-waving crowd greeting Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in Tripoli were "outrageous and disgusting" and offensive to the families of those killed in the 1988 Lockerbie attack.

Al-Megrahi is dying of prostate cancer, and was freed by Scotland on compassionate grounds after serving eight years of a life sentence over the attack.

President Barack Obama has said that al-Megrahi should be placed under house arrest. He calls the hero's welcome for al-Megrahi "highly objectionable"

Gibbs says the administration has been in contact with the Libyan government and will watch how it responds.


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