Abdel Ali Basset Megrahi should be having a bad few days — and this is only the start. Megrahi is the man the Scottish government released on commercial, excuse me, compassionate grounds after serving 8 years of a 27 year sentence for his involvement in the Lockerbie bombing.Even someone like this deserves the protection of the laws should he turn himself in, but US authorities should use their considerable clout with whatever actual government emerges in Libya to see that this man is handed over to the US for trial. Furthermore, there is undoubtedly a tremendous amount of intelligence information on paper and in the heads of Libyans who served the old regime. This needs to be collected and analyzed, and there will be a number of cases in which information will be uncovered that leads to the prosecution of others for terrorism and murder.It is also likely that these archives contain extremely interesting information about western politicians and public figures who received money from Libya or served the dictatorship in various ways. This information needs to be collected, scrutinized and made part of a full public accounting: who did Qaddafi buy, how much did it cost him, and what did he get for his money?Already the Guardian has information gleaned from Tripoli about the Great Loon’s frantic efforts to court US support in his final months of power. But what is infinitely more interesting and important to know will be to understand how the Loon built relations with major banks, PR firms, political consultancies and other hired guns in western establishments. This is not only important for helping us understand Libya; it’s important to create that name and shame culture to push rogue members of our establishment back towards some kind of minimally decent moral stance.If those who do lucrative business with murdering thugs know that they risk devastating public exposure that turns them into staples of comedy routines, subjects them to painful public censure and contempt, and cripples their careers while hurting and embarrassing their children and loved ones, it will be harder for the world’s tyrants and dictators to rent big name enablers and apologists.That’s a good thing. Apologizing for dictators, laundering their loot, and smoothing their bloody paths through the world is not a victimless crime.Next stop in Damascus for the name and shame express?