In a post earlier today, I connected the dots between the location where the ROTC buildings once stood at Washington University in St. Louis to the St. Louis Athletic Complex, site of Thursday night’s vice presidential debate. In short, I reported that the St. Louis Athletic Complex, the venue for the debate, was constructed upon the same ground where ROTC buildings burned to the ground as anti-Vietnam war sentiment reached a fever pitch.
It’s important for several reasons, though one stands out. At about the same time 38 years ago, according to Discover the Networks, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers was busy carrying out similarly detestable activities:
A substantial portion of Ayers’ book Fugitive Days discusses the author’s penchant for building and deploying explosives. Ayers boasts that he “participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972.” Of the day he bombed the Pentagon, Ayers says, “Everything was absolutely ideal. … The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.”
Will the 3,100-plus members of the news media who’ve received credentials to cover the debate report on this little-known relationship between Barack Obama and Ayers, his longtime friend? Probably not — but the American people will hear about it if Sarah Palin takes my advice.