We’ve been hearing a lot about Barack Obama’s “association with known terrorists” lately. Nevermind the fact that Obama was 8 years old when this terrorist activity took place. Nevermind the fact that he is not closely associated with the person in question. What we’re not hearing much about is the fact that John McCain has associated with swindlers and criminals who defrauded the American public during his tenure as a representative of the people. You’ve got some big balls there, John. You wanted to sling mud? You’ve got it. The Obama campaign show’s they’ve got some fight in them by releasing this video:
Let’s have some sobering perspective for a moment. Here are some facts related to Bill Ayers:
Bill Ayers blew up a couple statues (dedicated to – of all things – riot police), and set off a couple 2lb bombs, which broke a water pipe in the Pentagon and actually resulted in a suspension of the aerial bombing of Vietnam for a few days.
The war that Bill Ayers was fighting against claimed the lives of about 7 million people in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. We dropped about 7 million TONS of ordinance on those countries. We also burned villages indiscriminately and scorched the land with chemicals so nothing could grow. AND we lost about 60,000 of our own guys in the process, another 300,000 wounded.
I’m quite a bit more left-leaning than the Obama campaign, but the guy sounds like a hero to me. I wonder how many lives he saved by blowing up that water pipe and suspending the bombing for a couple days. I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to having coffee with him.