Launching an improbable partnership in Northern Ireland, Rev. Ian Paisley, who long epitomized the ‘Ulster Says No’ hard line of Protestant unionists, and Gerry Adams, a former commander and public face of the Irish Republican Army, agreed yesterday to form a power-sharing government in Belfast.
How long will it last? Who knows, but cheers to you Rev. Paisley and Mr. Adams. Is this a first step to a peaceful, unified Ireland with the British finally pulling out? Time will tell, but it’s a step nonetheless.