So much for that Bill Ayres-Barack Obama friendship.
Ayres, the 1960s radical from Chicago who Republicans have often tried to link to Obama, says the president should be tried for “war crimes,” and that his use of drones and other counter-terrorism activities amount to “acts of terror.”
To be fair, the former member of the Weather Underground says he has given all recent presidents failing grades, including some “F-minuses.”
“Every president in this century should be put on trial … for war crimes,” Ayers says in a brief interview with Real Clear Politics.
Ayers didn’t specify whether he meant the 21st century — which includes presidents Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton — or the preceding 20th century as well.
Sounds like Ayers just doesn’t like presidents, period.
“Every one of them goes into office — an office dripping with blood — and then adds to it,” Ayers says. “And, yes, I think that these are war crimes. I think that they’re acts of terror.”
Ayers did say nice things about Obama personally, saying he is “a curious man” who does a lot of reading.
“He’s a really good guy,” says Ayers.
We’re sure the president is appreciative.
Source: USA Today