If there is one country in the world which the Irish might listen to, that country would be the United States Of America, where over 40 million of its citizens claim Irish descent and express fond regard for, and loyalty to their country of origin. To rumours that American intelligence might be partly funding and morally supporting the NO vote, trying to stop the Lisbon Treaty, can be added the not-deniable statements of John Bolton former US ambassador to the UN, serving under the Reagan and earlier George Bush administrations, and now said to be a likely candidate for US Foreign Secretary under John McCain, if he sees off Obama.
He has stated that Lisbon is a threat to democracy and a threat to NATO. These are strong words and they could have a big impact on any Irish people wavering overthe YES/NO decision. If America calls in on its Irish loyalty, it will surely collect.
Read the Telegraph report on John Bolton’s comments HERE.
Or view him on Youtube criticising the EU’s tactics in Kosovo HERE. Is this the voice of experience and common sense?