A Deceitful Betrayal

Posted By: March 29, 2013

CAPITOL HILL. Monday, November 7, 2005

Caucus’s first criticism of Bush

Making its first ever criticism of President Bush, the Capitol-based Irish National Caucus has branded the American -fundraising- ban on Gerry Adams a ” deceitful betrayal”.

” What message does this send to American foes and allies alike?”, asked Caucus president, Fr. Sean Mc Manus. ” That America does not negotiate in good faith”, he answered.

” Gerry Adams has negotiated in good faith, he’s kept his promises, and now he has been stabbed in the back”, continued Fr. Mc Manus. ” Furthermore, the decision is truly puzzle ling. How could they seriously think that this was the way to get Sinn Fein to back the Northern Ireland police? Bush’s absurd decision may mend fences with the anti-Catholic Bob Jones University — Ian Paisley’s fundraising base in America — but it will not help to create an acceptable police service in Northern Ireland. It only means that the man (Adams) who made the Good Friday Agreement possible is not permitted to raise funds in America, and the man who has done everything possible to destroy the Good Friday Agreement (Paisley) is permitted to raise funds in America. And they say anti-Catholicism is dead in America?” Fr. Mc Manus concluded.