if you cannot accept that there was that support, that it existed, then how come we ended up with the GFA? maybe you think the GFA and the peace process is simply a cod to get the Nationalsists in the North to lay down their arms with a never ending, but never fullfilled list of promises which the unionists have no intentino of ever fullfilling. There may be some merit in that argument, in my opinion.
that support existed, those things happened, and yes politics is a nasty nasty thing and there was no way that FF was going to admit to doing anything that led credance to SF in the run up to things like The Anglo Irish Agreement, The Downing Street Declaration and the Good Friday Agreement. All of the anger and hatred you feel towards FF/FG can be found, in the other direction, on the floor of any FF Ard Feis, back towards SF and that gap will never be closed.
Saying things like Manseragh was a glorified messanger boy? Who was he delivering messages from, and to whom? Have a bit of balance. Crediting everyone (like the american influence) but the ones you simply refuse to give any credit to whatsoever is the opposite of the sort of things that Adams and McGuinness did.