Say It Is Not So, President Bush

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Irish National Caucus
Press Release

CAPITOL HILL . Tuesday, February 21, 2006 –Irish-Americans —
concerned about the double-standard that has been developing, of late,
in American policy on Northern Ireland — are looking to President
Bush for re-assurance as St. Patrick’s Day approaches.

Fr. Sean Mc Manus, President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish
National Caucus , raises the following question :

“What is wrong with the following picture?
Gerry Adams has spent the last ten years of his life making the
Irish peace-process possible. The Reverend Ian Paisley has spent the
last ten years trying to wreck the Irish peace-process, and he has
spent the last sixty years of his 80-year life trying to keep
Catholics in Northern Ireland at the back of the bus.

Yet President Bush puts restrictions on Adams’s visa, but gives
Paisley carte blanch. Is that fair? What could possibly explain it?
Is President Bush doing a favor, again, for the Bob Jones University,
Paisley’s main American sponsor ?

Or, God forbid, could it be a modern-day example of anti-Catholicism,
which the famous American historian Arthur
Schlesinger Sr. has termed ”the deepest bias in the history of
the American people”.
Only President Bush can answer that.
President Bush, please say it is not so”.

Fr. Sean Mc Manus
Irish National Caucus
Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20003