Potential victim of Obama’s friend Ayers speaks out

Potential victim of Obama’s friend Ayers speaks out

Why does it matter that Barack Obama is friends with a notorious terrorist who was freed only on a technicality and who evinces no remorse for his actions?

During the April 16 debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, moderator George Stephanopoulos brought up “a gentleman named William Ayers,” who “was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol, and other buildings. He’s never apologized for that.” Stephanopoulos then asked Obama to explain his relationship with Ayers. Obama’s answer: “The notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was eight years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense, George.” Obama was indeed only eight in early 1970. I was only nine then, the year Ayers’s Weathermen tried to murder me.

It doesn’t matter how old you were when someone did something evil if he lacks remorse to this day and you remain friends with him. It shows your lack of character and integrity today.


  • One’s personal associations can also affect one’s suitability for a sensitive political appointment. The argument can be made, based upon what is already generally known (and blissfully ignored by the media) that Obama’s list of known associates would ordinarily become a liability, in the course of routine high-level background checks. It is possible that Obama would not qualify for a junior advisory position in his own White House.

    In other words, matters of national security would be “above my pay grade.”