I finally got to see the much praised film The Wind that Shakes the Barley. It brought back the great personal sacrifices that those people made for independence. Death, injury, torture and the loss of family, financial and career opportunities.
One comment in particular caught my attention. Just before one of the principal characters executed a British landlord and one of his own IRA men for informing, he said something like – I hope the country we’re fighting for is worth it.
I wonder what these people would have thought of Bertie Ahern’s recent whine that he was unfairly treated over his prostitution of ministerial office for money from Manchester businessmen.