Cheat-Seeking Missles

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Bomb Attacks And Presidential Politics

It's impossible to read today's accounts of the bombing of a military recruiting station in Times Square and not think of Barack Obama's 1995 meeting with unrepentent Weather Underground terrorists William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn and his subsequent relations with them.

In 1970, Ayers and Dohrn were planning to kill Army officers in New Jersey with a bomb, which fortunately exploded early, killing one of their own. Last night's attack was similarly an attack on the military, most likely motivated by the same reasons -- opposition to a war.

The bomb in Times Square went off at 3.43 a.m. On August 24, 1970, just one minute earlier, a much more powerful bomb went off at the University of Wisconsin, blowing up much of Stirling Hall and killing Robert Fassnacht, a relative of mine, who was doing physics research in the building at the time -- research unrelated to the war that the three members of the bomb-planting New Year's Gang, political kin to the Weather Underground, had planted.

There were many other such actions across America in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and this morning's Times Square bombing could well signal the start of a new round of terrorist violence directed at the military. The constant anti-Bush drumbeat from the Dems and their allies on the far Left are complicit in these attacks.

Obama is not a bosom buddy with the Weather Underground leaders; they don't serve on his campaign and have been only casual acquaintances in his life. Still, I don't know anyone who has such acquaintances -- certainly not anyone running for president -- much less someone whose relationship with such scum is on the friendly level.

Ayers and Dohrn have not repented for their crimes. In fact, Ayers has said he only feels guilty about not having "done more," presumably meaning he's sorry he didn't kill more men in uniform.

As our soldiers fight a war that is being fought to protect us and spread Democracy as the best means for neutering the threat of global Islamic terrorism, some at home feel compelled to bomb, or block access to, the offices where people voluntarily go to sign on to the noble effort, exercising their free will and free speech in a legal manner.

Barack Obama is the only presidential candidate affiliated with these bombers, however nebulously. It may just be an unfortunate consequence -- but it is also definitely the result of the company he keeps.

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