Former domestic terrorist and liberal educator Bill Ayers may think Obama is a charming and likable but still wants him tried for war crimes. Ayers cited the president’s drone program and military campaigns in Afghanistan and other places.
In a continuing video series called the RCP Morning Commute, where well-known Chicagoans and folks in the news take a “morning commute” drive with the Charlie Stone and Tom Bevan of Real Clear Politics, Bill Ayers made his assessment of the Obama presidency. And he wasn’t wholly complimentary.
When asked to grade the president’s term in office, the infamous educator proclaimed Obama’s administration a failure. “I’d give him a failing grade,” Ayers said.
Ayers went on to say he feels that Obama is a “moderate” and that no one should be surprised by his actions because he campaigned as such.
The former Weather Underground member also noted that he personally likes Barack Obama. “He’s a curious person,” Ayers said. “One of the things I like about him is he’s a curious person. He wants to know things.”
RCP’s Charlie Stone asked Ayers about Obama’s usage of drones. “You hold Johnson with disdain, you hold Bush, Nixon with disdain but isn’t Barack Obama, as the sole authority for drone use, engaged in terrorist activity?”
Ayers agreed wholeheartedly that Obama is a terrorist and proceeded to call for a protest against his actions saying.
“Do you think Barack Obama should be put on trial for war crimes?” Stone asked.
“Absolutely,” Ayers replied. “Every president in this century should be put on trial. Every one of them, for war crimes.”
He concluded saying, “Every one of them goes into office, an office dripping with blood, and adds to it. And, yes, I think that these are war crimes, I think they’re acts of terror.”