Nashville Post Politics: The Convenience Of Terror

Nashville Post Politics

The Convenience Of Terror

Conor Friedersdorf says it is irresponsible for John McCain’s campaign to use Obama’s association with William Ayres to make an implicit link between Obama and radical Islam:

This isn’t to say that the long ago deeds of Bill Ayres aren’t despicable, or that having failed to repent he should be accepted into polite society. Insofar as Barack Obama abetted Ayres’ social standing, criticizing Obama is fair. But the McCain campaign has exploited the fact that Bill Ayres was a terrorist to imply that their opponent is sympathetic to our enemies in the War on Terror, a campaign tactic so irresponsible that even GOP partisans should forcefully denounce it, and for a reason that hasn’t anything to do with fairness.


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