“With all due respect, you hold Johnson with disdain. You hold Bush and Nixon with disdain. But isn’t Barack Obama — as the sole authority for drone use — engaged in terrorist activity?” RealClearPolitics’ Charlie Stone asked Mr. Ayers on today’s broadcast of “Morning Commute.”
“Absolutely, absolutely,” Mr. Ayers replied.
“Do you think Barack Obama should be put on trial for war crimes?”
“Absolutely,” the activist answered. “Every president in this century should be on trial for war crimes. Every one of them goes into an office dripping with blood, and adds to it. And yes I think that these are war crimes, that these are acts of terror.”
The president’s relationship with Mr. Ayers became a source of controversy in the 2008 presidential elections because of the activist’s past involvement with the violent Weather Underground organization, most notable for its involvement in the 1970 bombing of New York City Police Department headquarters, the 1971 bombing of the United States Capitol building and the 1972 bombing of the Pentagon, The Blaze reported.