Radical UIC professor Bill Ayers took to the streets of Chicago protesting President Obama’s recently-announced surge in Afghanistan. Obama said 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 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.
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Bethany Stotts is a staff writer at Accuracy in Academia.