Musa Kusa – the central figure in the latest farce to involve Libya – even sounds like a cartoon character.
His defection to Britain is a debilitating blow to the Gaddafi regime, and it is difficult to see how David Cameron could possibly have rejected the opportunity to get him in the clutches of British justice.
But the real problems have now begun. What happens to Kusa – who is known to have been involved in the Lockerbie outrage and to have supported the IRA bombing campaign – once he has outlived his usefulness?
I suggest they send him to Scotland, where they have a track record of dealing with murdering, elderly, ‘sick’ Libyans.
They’ll simply send him back home where he belongs.