Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released the following statement on Libya, stopping short of even calling for a "cautious celebration" of Muammar Qaddafi's impending downfall. Instead, Romney, in his statement, hopes now to seek "justice" for the victims of the Pan Am 103 bombing:
“The world is about to be rid of Muammar el-Qaddafi, the brutal tyrant who terrorized the Libyan people. It is my hope that Libya will now move toward a representative form of government that supports freedom, human rights, and the rule of law. As a first step, I call on this new government to arrest and extradite the mastermind behind the bombing of Pan Am 103, Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali al-Megrahi, so justice can finally be done.”
Megrahi, who was supposedly on his death bed when Scottish authorities released him to Libya, "received a hero's welcome when he returned to Libya after his release in August  and since has reportedly been on the mend," according to the New York Daily News. And, since returning to Libya, "Megrahi...no longer receives hospital treatment after ending the course of chemotherapy that he had been given after returning to his homeland last August...[and] is now living in a spacious two-storey villa with his wife and their five grown-up children in a prosperous suburb of Tripoli, the Libyan capital."