Ed Driscoll

Our Source Was The New York Times

Victor Davis Hanson writes, “On the Ayers matter, there is only one question that matters”:

After Ayers wrote his Fugitive Days (2001), and after he told the NY Times (on 9/11 of all dates!) that “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough,” and adding when asked if he would do it all again, “I don’t want to discount the possibility,” did or did not Barack Obama continue to communicate at all with him in person and via email?

If so, that belies all his protestations that he was young when Ayers was bombing, or a mere casual acquaintance on boards and community projects. In other words, when the world knew via the New York Times, and a much publicized book tour in 2001, that Ayers felt no remorse about his bombing spree and terrorism, did Obama continue with his association? If so, ipso facto that is proof both of Obama’s poor judgement and his later lack of candor in recalling his association with his terrorist-associate.

Jim Geraghty asks a related question: “Could you shake hands with William Ayers?”