Bill Ayers: Obama has committed war crimes

"I think that these are war crimes," he said of Obama's drone policy. "I think that they’re acts of terror"

Published June 18, 2013 8:47PM (EDT)

Bill Ayers, the professor and former member of the Weather Underground whose relationship with President Obama became fodder for the right during the 2008 campaign, says that he's disappointed with Obama as a president, and thinks that the administration's drone policy "absolutely" constitutes a war crime.

“Every president in this century should be put on trial,” Ayers told Real Clear Politics. “Every one of them goes into an office dripping with blood and then adds to it. And, yes, I think that these are war crimes. I think that they’re acts of terror.”

“I like him personally,” he added. “I mean, he’s a really good guy.”

By Jillian Rayfield

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