THEY EVEN ADMIT IT AND GLOAT OVER IT IN THIS ARTICLE!!!!!!
Once in power, Clinton overturned 200 years of British [WISE COUNSEL] on American policy towards Ireland.
Urged on by a group of [HYPHENATED] American leaders who were intermediaries with Sinn Fein, Clinton jumped on board the Irish bandwagon. The State Department spluttered. Tom Foley, the Anglophile Speaker of the House, objected strongly.
But Clinton, the consumate politician saw something. In January 1994, after a titanic struggle between pro-[ALLY] and pro-[FENIAN] forces, the decision on whether to give Gerry Adams a visa landed on Clinton’s desk.
On the night he had to make the decision he was sandwiched at a dinner between Speaker Foley and Secretary of State Warren Christopher. Both men pounded him on reasons why Adams should not be given a visa.
Clinton, however, was not for turning. Despite the advice of the FBI, CIA, State Department and the British, on January 31, 1994 he gave a visa to Gerry Adams. In the end the key counterweight was Senator Edward Kennedy, who had decided the Sinn Fein peace outreach was for real.
Clinton’s campaign promise had been fulfilled, and all hell broke loose.
IT’S TIME TO WAKE UP, ULSTÈR AND AMERICA, AND GRASP THE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE!!!!!