John Murtagh, Survivor Of A Weathermen Attack, Gives First Hand Account, Questions Obama’s Judgement

I honestly don’t know how the newsreaders at NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN are able to show thier faces in public without feeling any shame at what they are doing in this election. They have done everything they can to bring down Sarah Palin just for the simple fact that she is a woman, yet they still refuse to investigate the true relationship between Barack Obama and the domestic terrorist William Ayers.

Maggie Gallagher of the New York Post has a good write-up which includes a first-hand account of a man who survived an attack by the Weathermen back in 1970. From her story:

When John Murtagh was 9 years old, Bill Ayers’ friends tried to kill him.

“I remember my mother’s pulling me from the tangle of sheets and running to the kitchen where my father stood. Through the large windows overlooking the yard, all we could see was the bright glow of flames below. We didn’t leave our burning house for fear of who might be waiting outside,” wrote Murtagh recently in City Journal.

It wasn’t personal. John’s dad was a judge presiding over a trial of some Black Panthers. John still remembers the red graffiti on the sidewalk the next morning: “Free the Panther 21; The Viet Cong Have Won; Kill the Pigs.”

As best he recalls, Bernardine Dohrn, who’s now Ayers’ wife, first claimed credit for bombing John’s home in 1970.

And Obama’s association with these terrorists are not just associations, they are alliances.

Read on:

In the Chicago establishment, which embraced former terrorists like Ayers and his wife, Obama was encouraged to look beyond the obvious – the lawlessness, the attacks on cops, judges, army outposts – to embrace larger goals.

What were these goals? How does Obama come to continue to associate with Ayers – a man who can’t bring himself to say to John Murtagh or to John’s mother or any other kin of the attacked: I’m sorry. I was wrong. It was a terrible thing to do.

Yes, this is the same William Ayers who served with Barack Obama on the Annenberg Challange and who hosted Barack Obama’s first political meeting in Ayers’ living room.

And yet, Obama still clings to the overt lie that Ayers’ was “just some guy” in the neighborhood?

More:

Obama’s campaign is busy fudging. His top political adviser claims Obama just didn’t know Ayers’ history when they first met.

“If that’s true, Obama has to be the dumbest man who ever graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School,” snorts Murtagh. “I don’t buy that at all.”

Murtagh believes the relationship between the Obamas, Ayers and Dohrn goes back 30 years, to Michelle Obama’s time at Sidley Austin, a law firm that also employed Dohrn.

Murtagh doesn’t blame Obama for what Ayers and his friends did. He blames Obama for picking a man like Ayers as a friend and mentor – and then covering up the friendship.

If Obama is questioning the ethics of his opponent and the ethics of the outgoing administration, then Obama should demonstrate his own ethical standards and admit the truth about his alliances with Ayers.

This whole affair makes John McCain’s exoneration by Keating Five investigator Robert S. Bennett look tame by comparison.

You can access the original story on-line here:

Terror Victim’s Questions For Obama
Maggie Gallagher
New York Post
October 8, 2008

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