As Zhou Enlai said..

RTÉ reports confirmation of something we already knew.. although the confirmation does come from the White House spokeswoman. But here’s the interesting line

“Over the past several years, the United States has actively supported peace efforts in Northern Ireland, which culminated in the formation of a unified Northern Ireland government.”

Just how “actively” was the subject of some recent analysis. Mind you, the futuring involved in this line

“The President looks forward to congratulating the two leaders on overcoming years of violent conflict, and for taking the historic path toward a peaceful and prosperous future for all the people of Northern Ireland.”

May be somewhat premature.. and not just in South Armagh.. And that’s before considering other potential complications..