Who are Obama’s friends? As Andrew C. McCarthy put it a few days ago, they are “the same old America-hating Left.” We all know about the Rev. Jeremiah “God damn America” Wright, to whose church the Obamas contributed $20,000 in 2006. Then there are Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, unrepentent 60s radicals and, in Andy’s tart but accurate term, terrorists.
Ayers didn’t just carry a sign outside the Pentagon on May 19, 1972. He bombed it. As his memoir gleefully recalled, “Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon. The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.”
Whether Pentagon bombing day was more or less ideal than other days, when he, Dohrn and their Weathermen comrades bombed the U.S. Capitol, the State Department, and sundry banks, police stations and courthouses, Ayers does not say. But on each occasion, there was surely optimism that the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.
There were lots of bombs. There is no remorse. “I don’t regret setting bombs,” he told the New York Times in 2001, sorry only that he and the others “didn’t do enough.”
Well, perhaps some of Obama’s new fans will be able to help out in that department. On Sunday, the Senator picked up a ringing endorsement from Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organization. As the folks at Powerline report, in an interview with Aaron Klein and John Batchelor on WABC radio,
Yousef said, “We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election.” Why? “He has a vision to change America.” Maybe Yousef has some insight into what Obama means by all these vague references to “change.”
Rev. Wright. Bill Ayres and Bernadine Dohrn. Now Hamas. I think we are beginning to know just where American stands with Barrack Obama.