Who is El Sayyid Nosair? Well, I know him. I spent an awful lot of time around him. I know all about his background. So what if, upon being asked that question, I told you, “Oh, Sayyid — yeah, he’s an engineering student from Egypt who became a mechanic for the New York State courts.” You might respond, “Wait a second. Wasn’t he the guy who murdered Meir Kahane (founder of the Jewish Defense League) in front of a room full of people at some hotel in Manhattan?” “Oh, that. Yeah, well — but that was nearly 20 years ago.” “And didn’t he, like, shoot a 70-year-old man who tried to block him from getting away?” “I suppose.” — Andy McCarthy, today in the National Review Online
While in his 20’s, Barack Obama first went to meet Bill Ayers while knowing he had led the Weathermen. In his 30’s, Barack Obama served with Bill Ayers on a board that granted monies to an open admirer of Middle Eastern terrorist Yasar Arafat. Barack Obama was a month past 40 on 9/11 when Bill Ayers was quoted by the New York Times as saying, ”I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.”
Barack Obama is now a 46-year-old adult, not a naive 8-year-old. He is a United States Senator running for President yet also still associating with the unrepentant American terrorist Bill Ayers, exchanging ideas with him, although not on a “regular basis.”
Barack Obama says he would talk directly with Iran, a nation that has supported terrorist organizations since 1979. The 9/11 Commission stated it found that perhaps, “8 to 10,” of the 9/11 hijackers passed through Iran less than a year before 9/11 and its intelligence service intentionally did not stamp their passports to guard against scrutiny during future travels. Iran now trains terrorists to kill our troops in Iraq and has harbored at least 22 senior members of al Qaeda, including a son of Osama bin Laden, under the phony label ‘house arrest’ for more than 3 years.
I do not question Barack Obama’s patriotism; I question his personal judgment.