Simply unbelievable. Barack Obama is friends with two terrorists who attempted to kill U.S. soldiers.
Here is a little background on Obama's comrades, William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn:
They disappeared in 1970, after a bomb designed to kill army officers in New Jersey accidentally destroyed a Greenwich Village townhouse, and turned themselves into authorities in 1980. They were never prosecuted for their involvement with the 25 bombings the Weather Underground claimed; charges were dropped because of improper FBI surveillance.
Both have written and spoken at length about their pasts, and today he is an advocate for progressive education and a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago; shes an associate professor of law at Northwestern University.
But unlike some other fringe figures of the era theyre also flatly unrepentant about the bombings they committed in the name of ending the war, defending them on the grounds that they killed no one, except, accidentally, their own members.
Dohrn, however, was jailed for less than a year for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating other Weather Underground members robbery of a Brinks truck, in which a guard and two New York State Troopers were killed.
I don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough, Ayers told the New York Times in 2001.
We are now finding out just how radical and anti-American Obama's leftism actually is.
(h/t Purple Avenger)Update: Far from being a mere acquaintance of Obama's, Ayers and Obama served together on the board of the Woods Fund, an anti-poverty group.
Incredibly, the New York Times published a profile of Ayers on September 11, 2001.