During the Democratic primaries, Hillary Clinton became aware of an association between a known terrorist, Bill Ayers, and Senator Barrack Obama. She stated that this association could be used by the Republican party to discredit Obama if he became the Democratic nominee for President. As more news on this relationship comes to light, it appears she may well have been correct.
Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, were known terrorists for a group called the Weather Underground. Ayers claims to have set bombs at the US Capitol and the group was involved in the bombing of government buildings in the 60s and 70s. Among those bombings was an attack on the Pentagon in 1972. Ayers has been repeatedly unrepentant about the attacks. In 2001, this article appeared with Ayers standing on the American Flag as it lies in the dirt.
There are reasons to be concerned, primarily because Obama has made sincere efforts to conceal or downgrade his relationship with Ayers. Obama, when asked about his relationship with Ayers in one of the debates during the Democratic Primary responded,
“This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He’s not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis. And 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 left it at that, but as it turns out, that was hardly the entire story. We find it amazing that Obama could brush off bombing of the US Capitol and the Pentagon so lightly!!! And this was much more than a casual acquaintance between the two, according to this article in the Wall Street Journal,
“From 1995 to 1999, he (Obama) led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.”
This demonstrates a 5 year relationship between Obama and Ayers, who was one of the original grantees of the CAC and was co-chairman of the Chicago School Reform Collaborative, one of the two operational arms of the CAC.”
Obama obviously had not been forthcoming in the debate and has not answered to his affiliations to Ayers, and, according to this article, looks to be attempting to cover up that relationship.
Andrew McCarthy, former federal prosecutor that led the investigation into the 1993 World Trade Center bombing when asked about Ayers had this to say, “Of all the people that have ever bombed the Pentagon, the State Department and a New York City Police Department headquarters, I am certain he is one of the best”.
We are disturbed with these allegations and would like a clear explanation from Senator Obama regarding his affiliation with CAC. We do not wish to have the President of our nation, especially after 9/11, affiliated in any way with terrorists. Such a tie would be a disgrace to America and endorse terrorist activities world-wide.
Beyond the implied associations with terrorism, it also brings into question Obama’s ideology. Certainly such an affiliation implies Obama’s leanings are much more radical than they would otherwise appear.