And so we have entered to boring bit of the U.S. election. You know, the bit where everyone starts shouting at each other and saying what they like with quite a lot having, at best, a minimal grasp on the truth. Sarah Palin has started it with a claim about Barack Obama of associating with terrorists and “Palling around ”with an ex-member of US-based militant group Weather Underground, which opposed the Vietnam War in the 1960s. What actually happened was that Mr Obama once served on a charity board with a member of the group, but he has denounced its activities. The man in question is Bill Ayers and when he was carrying out some non-fatal explosions Barack Obama was a child and he is now an education professor at the University of Illinois.
Now I do believe that Mr Obama has conveniently forgotten the bit were Mr Ayers gave him a job in 2000 but I think we need to be careful when we start banding the word “terrorist” about. Many respected politicians of our times are convicted terrorists but their cause was our cause so that’s alright and forgotten about. The phrase used many times in this situation is “one mans freedom fighter is another terrorist.” The man in question here was campaigning against, what he felt, was an unjust war with a non-aggressive country being invaded by America in which innocent civilians were bombed by the US air force, one of those pilots is the other candidate for President by the way, who was shot down whilst carrying out one of these very dubious missions. Oh the similarities. If you against the war you are some how un-American.
Any way, here are some pictures of U.S. Presidents and others meeting some convicted terrorists and other unsuitable types.
So here we have Various Presidents and the Queen meeting Nelson Mandela who was convicted and imprisoned for various terrorist offences, Gordon Brown laughing and joking with Martin McGuiness, convicted terrorist, Donald Rumsfeld meeting and trading with Saddam Hussein, George Bush Snr meeting King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, where most of the 9/11 bombers came from, were Osama Bin Laden was born, raised and funded, which represses women and homosexuals and funds the teaching of radical Islam around the world, George W bush with Ex-President Musharraf of Pakistan who took power via a coup and was never elected and George with the current Pope who used to be in the Hitler Youth and was then drafted to the German anti-aircraft corps but he deserted in 1945. It’s not as easy as you think to avoid used-to-be-terrorists.