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IBD NEWS: Talk Turns To Jive About Ayers

Original post made by Sharon, Midtown, on Oct 10, 2008

Barack Obama now says he knew who Bill Ayers was but thought he was "rehabilitated." And they say McCain is erratic! Where are the fact-checkers when you need them?Web Link

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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 11, 2008 at 12:54 am

Ayers and Dohrn did, in fact, apologize to a lawyer injured in a bombing. Ayers' quote that he regrets not having done more is in reference to stopping the Vietnam War, not bombing. After all, the Weatherman managed to blow up themselves more than anyone else. Ayers girlfriend blew herself up.

Ayers was and is widely accepted in Chicago--sitting on boards founded by Reagan cronies. He's the son of the upper crust.

I realize, Sharon, that you're not really very knowledgeable about modern American history, but the Vietnam War was a very fraught time. Afterwards, there was sort of a cooling off period--young people on both sides--vets who committed war crimes as well as radicals who did illegal acts were given a chance to move on as part of a healing process. Naturally, there's still some bad blood and anger. It wasn't a pretty period and there was a lot of desperation.

The William Ayers Barack Obama met was no longer the angry young man making bombs in the basement, but somebody who'd become a productive part of American society and one who turned himself in years earlier for judgment.

Which is why the Ayers strategy has damaged McCain--younger people don't care about some old hippie guy and a lot of older people know how complicated the period was. (Henry Kissinger has also gotten a free pass.)


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