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Ayers Criticizes Obama Surge

Posted By Bethany Stotts On December 4, 2009 @ 11:57 am In Faculty Lounge | No Comments

Radical UIC [1] professor Bill Ayers [2] took to the streets of Chicago protesting President Obama’s recently-announced surge in Afghanistan. Obama said [3] that he will be sending an additional 30,000 troops with an 18-month withdrawal deadline on Tuesday.

In the video Ayers calls “the idea that there are benchmarks for getting out” of Afghanistan a “myth and a lie.”

“This is an absolute tragedy for the people of the Middle East, for Afghanistan, for us and I think everybody has to take a moment right now and stand up…and bring the troops home now,” he says.

WaPo’s Dana Milbank reported [4] on Dec. 3 that the “the pullout plans are vague and tentative” and classified the President’s statements as “a gesture to assuage the antiwar left.”  Professor, you called it.

Update: Bill Ayers will apparently be speaking [5] to the Penn State [6] Altoona Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi on “Democracy and Public Schools” on December 10th.

For more reading:

Bill Ayers in the Weather Underground:

Bill Ayers Bias Watch [7]

Ward Churchill Comeback Tour [8]

Weathermen on Spring Break [9]

Bill Ayers’ Teaching Methods:

Ivory Tower Hero [10]

Bill Ayers Unmasked [11]

HT @HotAir [12], @DogStar7 [13]

Bethany Stotts is a staff writer at Accuracy in Academia [14].

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[3] said: http://www.academia.org../the-teleprompter/

[4] reported: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/02/AR2009120202180.html

[5] speaking: http://www.aa.psu.edu/now/news.asp?value=2423

[6] Penn State: http://www.academia.org/search/?cx=004572606133216989943%3Ajomzqa66gtu&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&q=penn+state&sa=Search&siteurl=www.academia.org%2F#937

[7] Bill Ayers Bias Watch: http://www.academia.org../bill-ayers-bias-watch/

[8] Ward Churchill Comeback Tour: http://www.academia.org../ward-churchill-comeback-tour/

[9] Weathermen on Spring Break: http://www.academia.org../weathermen-on-spring-break/

[10] Ivory Tower Hero: http://www.academia.org../ivory-tower-hero/

[11] Bill Ayers Unmasked: http://www.academia.org../bill-ayers-unmasked/

[12] HotAir: http://hotair.com/archives/2009/12/03/video-noted-ex-terrorist-appalled-by-obamas-afghanistan-surge/

[13] DogStar7: http://www.youtube.com/user/dogstar7

[14] Accuracy in Academia: http://academia.org/

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