"Clinicians who have assessed Mr Megrahi have commented on his relative lack of symptoms when considering the severity and stage of underlying disease."Now why might that be? Maybe al-Megrahi has considerably more than three months to live. Maybe al-Megrahi's release was due to factors other than his imminent demise.
That quotation is from The Scotsman's article entitled "Medical advice on Libyan bomber 'in doubt'". Here are a few more telling extracts from the article that deserve wider coverage:
""Whether or not prognosis is more or less than three months, no specialist would be willing to say."
The report suggests that only one doctor was willing to support the claim that Megrahi had just weeks to live."
"suggestions that the doctor who gave the prognosis may have been employed by the Libyan government emerged in the report's notes. It said that a professor from Libya had been involved in Megrahi's care and the medical officer who wrote the report had been "working with clinicians from Libya over the past ten months"."
"despite promises that Mr MacAskill will publish "all relevant documentation" once permission has been received from the parties involved, a source close to the justice secretary said this would not include information about the doctor – including his or her name and qualifications."