Tags: bill | ayers | obama | war | crimes

Bill Ayers: Try Obama for War Crimes

Image: Bill Ayers: Try Obama for War Crimes

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 09:20 PM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers, who was involved in bombing the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol building in the early 1970s, says President Barack Obama should be tried for war crimes.

Appearing on Real Clear Politics' "Morning Commute,"Ayers said every president enters "an office dripping with blood and then adds to it."

Ayers had been asked by co-host Charlie Stone if Obama, as the sole authority for Drone use, was engaged in terrorist activity.

Urgent: Is Obama Telling the Truth on IRS, Benghazi Scandals?

"Absolutely," Ayers answered.

"Do you think Barack Obama should be put on trial for war crimes?" Stone asked.

"Absolutely," Ayers responded. "Every president in this century should be put on trial" for war crimes in The Hague.

"Yes, I think these are war crimes," Ayers said. "I think they're acts of terror."

Ayers, who also is a retired professor of education, gave Obama a failing grade.

"I don't at all feel like Obama's let anybody down," Ayers said, explaining that throughout the 2008 campaign Obama consistently said "I am a middle-of-the-road, pragmatic politician."

Still, Ayers likes his former Chicago neighbor personally.

"He's a curious person," Ayers said. "One of the things I like about him is he's curious. He wants to know things. He asks questions. He's not just charming, he's also interested. He reads. … And I liked him personally. I mean, he's a really good guy."

During his race for the White House in 2008, Obama's associations with Ayers were questioned. GOP vice presidental nominee Sarah Palin accused Obama of "palling around with terrorists," for his connections to Ayers.

Obama denied any close ties with Ayers, calling him "just a guy who lived in my neighborhood."

Ayers admitted in an interview with The Daily Beast  that some of the things said about him and Obama, such as serving on boards together and Ayers holding a fundraiser for Obama in his living room, are true.

"Today, I wish I knew him better and he was listening to me," Ayers told The Daily Beast.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Joe Scarborough: Cowering to Hackers 'Can't Be Our New Reality'

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 09:18 AM

The United States shouldn't "cower" and give into hackers threatening to attack theaters if they aired a movie that poke . . .

Review: 'Insular' Secret Service Needs Outsider as Leader

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 09:08 AM

The Secret Service is an insular agency that needs a new director hired from the outside, according to former governme . . .

Report: Hackers Stole Passwords to Access Sony's System

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:41 PM

Sony's computer system was hacked by individuals who stole the computer passwords of a system administrator , giving the . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved