Much has been made about Republican U.S. presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign leveling criticism at Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama’s connection to self-admitted, unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.
McCain’s critics complain that such a connection has no relevance and, instead, McCain should be focusing on the current economic mess that threatens to be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.But, they are wrong! As any red-blooded American learned from the cowardly attack known as 9-11, perpetrated on U.S. soil by Muslim extremist Osama bin Laden, terrorism has a direct impact on the American economy.
I won’t insult your intelligence by wasting your time quoting financial figures. You remember the same event I do and had the opportunity to read the same print media accounts and listen to, and watch, the same wire media accounts.
The same Barack Obama, who failed to denounce racist, America-hating preacher Jeremiah Wright until he became too much of a liability for his presidential campaign, is also same lad who saw nothing wrong with cozying up to self-annointed domestic terrorist and head of the radical group from the ’60’s and ’70’s, the WeatherUnderground, Bill Ayers, when he stood to benefit from that relationship.
This is the same Ayers, by the way, who announced on the very same September 11 day thousands of patriotic Americans were dying from bin Laden’s brutal brand of terrorism that he not only was NOT unrepentant for his role in the bombings his group of thugs had wantonly perpetrated.
Obama’s neighbor, Ayers, took things a step further by stating, without any equivocation whatsoever, that he didn’t do enough previous bombings of America! The fact that he isn’t doing time in prison can be chalked up to blind luck.
This is the same Barack Obama who has stated repeatedly that he will talk to a shopping list of foreign terrorists without any preconditions whatsoever. Perhaps he should revisit Neville Chamberlain’s same type of sitdown with Nazi madman Adolph Hitler.
Obama has the chutzpah to criticize McCain for not telling him he is a Bill Ayers groupie to his face, inferentially referring to the last presidential “debate,” but fails to mention that no such question that would have permitted such an observation was even on the agenda created by Tom Brokaw.
Although Obama claims that the nature of his relationship with Ayers is fleeting, at best, the fact that he even has worked with Ayers, as a Chicago community organizer, tells me one of two things appears to be true and correct.
Either: (a) Obama lacks the sort of mature, reasoned judgment Americans must demand of the man who has his finger on the proverbial nuclear trigger, for failing to adequately explore and understand the cause and effect relationship between terrorism and the negative impact it has on our economy, or, (b) he may well be inexorably aligned with the same radical agenda to which Ayers remains steadfastly commmitted, but wisely keeps his mouth shut.
Irrespective of which of the above notions apply, I believe it is nothing short of utter folly to attempt to distinguish between foreign-bred, religious fanaticism-based terrorism or domestically-grown, aetheistically-associated terrorism. Both are committed to the destruction of America, as we know it.
In my humble opinion, Obama is not someone I want as my Commander-in-Chief. And, if John McCain doesn’t begin to more clearly identify this connection between the terrorism advocated by Obama’s bedfellows and the impact it can, and will, have on our national economy, Mr. McCain can kiss his chances goodbye of occupying the White House for the next four years.
As the old saying goes, if it walks like a duck… Your thoughts?
Martin C. Brhel, Jr.