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Yes, a Foreign Policy that is formulated and approved by those experienced in the field, not a C Student from Yale who lacks a world view and believes in Faith Based Foreign Policy and is guided by NeoCons who believe the World is 6000 years old [that would be Rove].
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And how many did the IRA kill here in Norn Ireland,
you know the terrorists so well supported by New York's finest and also the NYPD at all those fundraisers.
Funny how it's different when it is Americans who are dying
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I note that none of the regular Americans posting on this thread have had the decency to admit that for many years they got it totally wrong with respect to the IRA. If indeed, they cared.

For many of them, it was always the brave little Irish, battling against the regular old bully - the British. And yes, they were 'sort-of' terrorists for letting off bombs in London, but somehow the IRA were not as bad as the real terrorists like the PLO, who blew up airplanes and kicked Jews overboard on cruise liners. And anyway - hey, don't we all think the the Southern Irish are lovely guys with their singin, and their drinkin....

After 9/11, the US government took a fresh look at all of the world's terrorist organisations, including the IRA.

And with all the new US anti-terror regulations in place, something surprising happened. The IRA threw in the towel, as their US fundraising and easy entry to the US was now illegal. Suddenly the IRA couldn't wait to get to a negotiating situation to maximise a political solution in Northern Ireland. Whether this will happen is still unclear.
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Nope, terrorism is terrorism and that does not exclude the IRA.
But you are right about our perception of who is LABELED a terrorist. You see the Irish look like us and many of us are from Irish descent so naturally we overlook the fact that the IRA actually murdered not just British soldiers but Irish people as well. Do we have a double standard? hell yeah and we have more than proved it after 911 as you pointed out. However don't count on Americans to apologize as much as they will never admit (the majority) that our policies in the Middle East are wrong, and I mean not just Iraq.
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