The Lead Federal Prosecutor for the Weathermen weighs in

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    As the lead federal prosecutor of the Weathermen in the 1970s (I was then chief of the criminal division in the Eastern District of Michigan and took over the Weathermen prosecution in 1972), I am amazed and outraged that Senator Barack Obama is being linked to William Ayers’s terrorist activities 40 years ago when Mr. Obama was, as he has noted, just a child.

    Although I dearly wanted to obtain convictions against all the Weathermen, including Bill Ayers, I am very pleased to learn that he has become a responsible citizen.

    Because Senator Obama recently served on a board of a charitable organization with Mr. Ayers cannot possibly link the senator to acts perpetrated by Mr. Ayers so many years ago

    I do take issue with the statement in your news article that the Weathermen indictment was dismissed because of “prosecutorial misconduct.” It was dismissed because of illegal activities, including wiretaps, break-ins and mail interceptions, initiated by John N. Mitchell, attorney general at that time, and W. Mark Felt, an F.B.I. assistant director.

    William C. Ibershof

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/opinion/l10ayers.html?_r=1&ref=opinion&oref=slogin
     
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    noone is linking obama to the specfic acts Ayers did. Just the poor judgement he has to even sit at the same table with him.

    Would any of you have dinner with the uni bomber or bin laden?
     
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    Are you the kind of person that only talks with people who agree with you or do you discuss your ideas with people who disagree with you and who are so far from what you believe in, it's like another country?

    If you stay around your own kind, people who agree with you, you'll never grow beyond who you are. If you expand, allow yourself to see something from someone else's point of view, you might understand them better.

    Fundamentalism is what caused 9/11. Fundamentalism needs to be eradicated.
     
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    What are you babbling about. The GOP isn't saying Obama bombed buildings. They are saying that what kind of fucking common sense does he have to launch his political carreer in his living room. To sit on a board with this guy. It was known back then what he did and how he wasn't sorry for it. He said he wished he did more.

    Would any of you have dinner with this guy?
     
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    What kind of man COURTS William Ayers when he's running for office? What kind of pig wants someone like William Ayers, who said the DAY AFTER 9/11 in 2001 that he wished he'd done more bombings himself, to rally his "friends" for fund raisers?

    You guys wish this would go away, but it won't. Ayers is a pig, and Obama's a pig for associating with him.
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    Under the right circumstances, yes, I certainly would. I firmly believe the best way to understand a threat is to become as knowledgeable about it as possible. Why on EARTH would you pass up an opportunity to learn about potential threats to our country?
     
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    Obama has stated he didn't know who Ayres was.

    I sure as hell didn't until earlier this year.
     
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    It's isn't Fundamentalist to have standards which preclude association with TERRORISTS, Dumbass.

    You don't make terrorism go away by pretending they're nice guys, and ignoring it.
     
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    I may or may not, but Christ certainly would..... ;)
     
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    and they both wear lipstick. Michelle worked in a law office with Bernadette 20 years ago. And no, no respectable person respects bill ayers.
     

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