Bush’s lack of respect

READ with interest that the US and Irish governments believe Carol Coleman’s interview with George W Bush showed a lack of respect for the office of the president.

I think, rather, it was Mr Bush who showed a lack of respect for the Irish people by his rude and brusque manner of dodging questions from this competent reporter about US policies in Iraq.

That officials of the two governments should express any reservations shows how out of touch they are with the sentiments of a majority of the people in both countries and the growing opposition to the pre-emptive invasion of Iraq.

Robert F Lyons,

4, Wallace Street,

Kennebunkport,

Maine 04046,

USA.

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