Bill Ayers wants Obama tried for war crimes
THIS is going to confuse the hell out of some wingnuts:
Bill Ayers [above] believes President Obama should be put on trial for war crimes at The Hague, the Weather Underground co-founder told Real Clear Politics in an interview posted Tuesday.
Ayers told the website he “absolutely” believed the president was engaged in terrorism for his use of drone strikes in fighting the war on terror.
“Absolutely. Every president in this century should be put on trial, every one of them,” Ayers said. “For war crimes. Absolutely.”
Ayers also said he would give the president a “failing” grade, while admitting that he liked him personally more than other recent presidents.
The Weather Underground was labeled as a “domestic terror group” by the FBI after a carrying out bombings of federal buildings, including the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol, in protest to the Vietnam War. Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, spent nearly a decade on the run as fugitives; federal authorities eventually dropped charges against them because of FBI misconduct.
Obama’s ties to Ayers became a flashpoint of the 2008 presidential campaign. Both lived in the same South Side neighborhood near the University of Chicago and volunteered on charitable boards at the same time. Ayers also hosted a campaign event for Obama, but officials for the Obama campaign said they had not spoken by telephone or email since the president was first elected to the Senate in 2005.
Obama dismissed efforts to tie him to Ayers during the 2008 primary.