More Trouble for Spicer Contract

Posted By: March 29, 2013

U.S. Senators Join Caucus Campaign to Block Deal

CAPITOL HILL. August 30, 2004 — Presidential Candidate John Kerry, Senators Teddy Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd and Charles Schumer have lent their support to a campaign launched by the Irish National Caucus to have the U.S Separtment of Defence cancel a contract it, incredibly, gave to Timothy Spicer, former commander of the British Army unit that murdered unarmed and innocent Peter Mc Bride in Northern Ireland in 1992.

The five powerful Senators have written to Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, urging him direct the Inspector General to investigate how the contract came to be awarded.( See their letter at the end).

” I am very grateful to these five Senators”, said Fr. Sean Mc Manus, President of the Irish National Caucus, who had written to all of them asking for their support. ” They are showing sensitivity to the family of Peter Mc Bride, and a concern for basic human rights and decency.President Bush must do likewise . He must cancel this contract. President Bush must decide if he wants the respect of Irish-Americans or the gratitude of Timothy Spicer for the fat contract. He cannot have both.”