Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Director Sam Green of the documentary The Weather Underground defends former member William Ayers, who is at the heart of a controversy involving his relationship with Barack Obama. Whatever you think about the political use of William Ayers in this campaign, Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn were effectively terrorists who advocated and used violence to gain their political goals in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Had they and their cohorts not sucked at their jobs an blown themselves up, they likely would have killed hundreds of soldiers and family members at Fort Dix, New Jersey. If Green got taken in by such a person, whatever. But I wouldn't be.