On the day the deadliest terrorist attacks took place on American soil, the former terrorist that helped launchSen. Obama’s political career, William Ayers, was coincidentally featured in a New York Times article. Here are some of the more notable quotes:
”I don’t regret setting bombs,” Bill Ayers said. ”I feel we didn’t do enough.”
He still has tattooed on his neck the rainbow-and-lightning Weathermen logo that appeared on letters taking responsibility for bombings.
Mr. Ayers, who in 1970 was said to have summed up the Weatherman philosophy as: ”Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at,” is today distinguished professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago
So, would Mr. Ayers do it all again, he is asked? ”I don’t want to discount the possibility,” he said.
Not only does he have no regrets, he would consider doing it all over again. This is the man that Obama choseto aid in realizing his own political ambitions:
In the mid-1990s, Ayers and Dohrn hosted a meet-and-greet at their house to introduce Obama to their neighbors during his first run for the Illinois Senate. In 2001, Ayers contributed $200 to Obama’s campaign. Ayers also served alongside Obama between December 1999 and December 2002 on the board of the not-for-profit Woods Fund of Chicago. That board met four times a year, and members would see each other at occasional dinners the group hosted.
During a debate with Hillary, he dismissed the “flimsy” relationship as “some guy that lives in my neighborhood.” As we now know, that wasn’t entirely true.