Again, from Witness to Hope, p. 321:
"There was another, simpler, even primitive reason for the overwhelming emotion the Pope evoked [on his first trip back to Poland after his election as Pope]. It was nicely articulated by an anonymous Polish miner who, when asked why anyone should be religious in a communist state, replied 'To praise the Mother of God and to spite those bastards.'"
And I remember very well who the members of Congress, the pundits, the other vermin were, back in the 1980s, when President Reagan was conducting the death struggle with the Soviet Union, who, as now, "blamed America first". They are the same bastards who are fighting President Bush every step of the way as he conducts the death struggle with Al Qaeda.