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Monday, March 20, 2006

Poor Gerry

This was not a good weekend for Gerry Adams and the boys from Sinn Fein.
IT HAS proved to be a very expensive St Patrick’s Day for Gerry Adams. A ban on fund-raising, imposed as a visa condition for his trip to the US, has forced Sinn Fein to repay $100,000 (£57,000) in ticket sales for a gala breakfast he attended in Washington.

The Sinn Fein president is clearly bitter about what he described as a “partisan” decision by President Bush’s Administration which, he said, took no account of the IRA’s renunciation of armed struggle and the progress made on decommissioning.

Read it here.

It seems that being the public face of a terrorist organization is not a good thing to be in a nation waging a "war on terror." And, perhaps more pertinently, Gerry's best buddies, Peter King and Teddy Kennedy, have other, more important things on their minds and chose not to intervene on his behalf.

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