You’ll see a lot of headlines today calling attention to Weather Underground bomber Bill Ayers characterizing President Obama as a “terrorist.” Don’t get too excited, though; in an easygoing interview with Real Clear Politics, Ayers noted that every U.S. president this century “absolutely” should be tried for war crimes.
Obama actually comes across quite well in the interview. Despite the fact that Ayers gives Obama an “F” and not the “solid B-plus” the president gave himself, Ayers calls Obama “a really good guy” and is impressed that “he reads.” Bush was killing people with drones too, but he was functionally illiterate, right?
What do you mean suddenly? Conservatives thought Ayers’ proclamations were well worth paying attention to back in 2008, when liberals were content that he was just a guy who lived in Barack Obama’s neighborhood.