Bill Ayers: Obama should be put on trial for war crimes

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 20:42 EDT
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Professor William Ayers via Wikimedia Commons
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Radical anti-war revolutionary turned education advocate Bill Ayers said Tuesday he believed President Barack Obama should be charged with war crimes.

Ayers, who co-founded the far left revolutionary Weather Underground group, told Tom Bevan and Charlie Stone of Real Clear Politics that Obama’s use of targeted drone strikes was “absolutely” a form of terrorism.

“Every president in this century should be put on trial for war crimes,” he said. “Absolutely. Every one of them goes into an office dripping with blood and then adds to it. And yes, I think these are war crimes. I think they’re acts of terror.”

Ayers said he would give Obama a failing grade as president, though he was admittedly fond of his curious and intellectual personality.

The purported friendship between Ayers and Obama was viciously attacked during the 2008 presidential campaign. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin infamously questioned why Obama was “palling around with terrorists” and Fox News host Sean Hannity frequently used Ayers as proof Obama was a radical socialist.

Ayers has said Obama was nothing more than an neighborly acquaintance, whom he only interacted with through their mutual involvement in charitable organizations and the University of Chicago.

Watch video, courtesy of Real Clear Politics, below:

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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