Because its all the way over there, and not over here, this conflict may seem to be of little value. I mean, come on people, its not in America, so its not important. However as it turns out it is of particular interest to every decent and patriotic American with balls because Stephen Colbert is directly related to an executed Irish Republican, Con Colbert. Britain's atrocity against the Colbert family will not be forgotten.
What about them? Edit
Well we're a little busy on the Iraq war right now. When finally do beat whoever the hell it is we're fighting over there (and we will soon!), we'll start fighting Britain and helping those IRA freedom-fighters. It'll be like round 2 of the American Revolution!
Airline security Edit
The IRA is called a terrorist organization, and its members are scrutinized and prevented from flying. This, of course, is a lie. If you have the misfortune of being named "Ira", then you may have discovered that you can't fly anymore. Tough, "Ira", maybe you should change your name to Stephen, like a real hero.