Jody Corcoran: Sinn Fein's laissez-faire attitude to terrorism
Adams wants to be seen as our Mandela, with IRA murder given the blessing of history
So was Pat Finucane a laissez-faire victim of "war"? In the end it will come down to your definition of "war" as opposed to a dirty little sectarian conflict which achieved little over 30 years – other than a toll of human misery – that constitutional politics could not have achieved more quickly with far less bloodshed.
Right now, Sinn Fein is attempting to re-write its own history. For the best part of two decades, the people have allowed the State to allow Sinn Fein write a version of that history in the name of peace.
The peace processors have done a good job insofar as the killings have stopped.