No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen Crimes & Incidents, posted by Peter S, a resident of the College Terrace neighborhood, on Apr 17, 2008 at 3:12 pm
Obamas friend from NYT interview
Published: September 11, 2001
''I don't regret setting bombs,'' Bill Ayers said. ''I feel we didn't do enough.'' Mr. Ayers, who spent the 1970's as a fugitive in the Weather Underground, was sitting in the kitchen of his big turn-of-the-19th-century stone house in the Hyde Park district of Chicago. The long curly locks in his Wanted poster are shorn, though he wears earrings. He still has tattooed on his neck the rainbow-and-lightning Weathermen logo that appeared on letters taking responsibility for bombings. Web Link
Posted by triumph of hope over experience, a member of the Hoover School community, on Apr 17, 2008 at 4:03 pm
Hamas Endorses Obama-- what a coup, that guys on a roll
On Sunday, Aaron Klein and John Batchelor interviewed Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to the Prime Minister of Hamas, on WABC radio. The interview produced a scoop which, for some reason, has not been widely publicized: Hamas has endorsed Barack Obama for President. Yousef said, "We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election." Why? "He has a vision to change America." Maybe Yousef has some insight into what Obama means by all these vague references to "change."
Of course, Hamas's taste in American presidents is suspect. Yousef also described Jimmy Carter, who was about to pay a call on Hamas when the interview was taped, as "this noble man" who "did an excellent job as President."
Yousef was asked about Obama's condemnation of Carter's visit with Hamas, but didn't seem troubled by it. Hamas, he says, understands American politics; this is the election season, and everyone wants to sound like a friend of Israel. Nevertheless, he hopes that the Democrats will change American policies when they take office.
Posted by Coulter Loves Limbaugh, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Apr 18, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Triumph--I consider you telling me that I have zero credibility as the ultimate compliment.
You also need to figure out what sarcasm is.
BTW, can you tell me which is more vile, seeking the endorsement of someone like john Hagee or making a sarcastic comment about certain undesirable elements endorsing a candidate or posting a comment that implies another candidate sought the endorsement of a terrorist organization??
Posted by triumph of hope over experience, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Apr 18, 2008 at 2:44 pm
Coulter Loves Limbaugh--- Your pleasure is my pleasure.
I do not sidestep "uncomfortable" issues, in point of fact I jump in with both feet.
Philip Klein reports:
In the spin room following the debate, I asked Barack Obama's chief strategist, David Axelrod, to respond to a report that a top Hamas official had endorsed Obama.
"I have no idea about that, I have not heard that," Axelrod replied.
I told him that the words were spoken by Ahmed Yousef, and offered to read him the quote, which I proceeded to do from my Blackberry: "we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle . . ."
Axelrod focused on the Kennedy portion of the quote, and was "flattered" by the comparison.
"I like John Kennedy too," Axelrod said. "That's about the only thing we have in common with this gentleman from Hamas. We all agree that John Kennedy was a great president, and it's flattering when anybody says that Barack Obama would follow in his footsteps."
Maybe Axelrod is just being ironic when he says he's flattered; it's also hard to believe he really thinks the Hamas guy is a "gentleman." But at best this reinforces the idea that the Obama campaign is too clever by half. For politicians, irony is a dangerous means of expression.