"I'm appalled and alarmed that once again we are escalating the war, and the idea that there are benchmarks for getting out is a myth & a lie."
Breaking up is hard to do. Hopefully, he won't set off any bombs.
Bill Ayers & his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, are self confessed domestic terrorists, and leaders of the 1970's domestic terrorist group "weather underground." Ayers summed up weather underground's philosophy as “Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, Kill your parents.”
"All told, Ayers and Weatherman were responsible for 30 bombings aimed at destroying the defense and security infrastructures of the U.S. "I don't regret setting bombs," said Ayers in 2001, "I feel we didn't do enough."
Despite being a fugitive and on the FBI's "most Wanted List" during the 1970s, Ayers was never convicted of any crime.
"In the mid-1990s, Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn hosted meetings at their Chicago home to introduce Barack Obama to their neighbors during his first run for the Illinois Senate.
There is strong evidence suggesting that Ayers wrote Dreams from My Father, Barack Obama's 1995 memoir. In October 2009, conservative blogger Anne Leary reported that Ayers had personally told her that he was the book's author.
In 1995 Ayers -- whose stated educational objective is to “teach against oppression” as embodied in “America’s history of evil and racism, thereby forcing social transformation” -- founded a “school reform organization” called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC). He appointed Obama as the group's first chairman...
In 1999 Ayers joined the Woods Fund of Chicago, where he served as a director alongside Barack Obama until the latter left the Woods board in December 2002. Ayers went on to become Woods' Chairman of the Board. In 2002 the Woods Fund made a grant to Northwestern University Law School's Children and Family Justice Center, where Ayers' wife, Bernardine Dohrn, was employed
Ayers is currently a professor of education at the University of Illinois.
Candidate Obama simply said Ayers was "a guy in the neighborhood."