By James Taranto
Barack Obama's Web site has a "fact check" on Obama's relationship with unrepentant domestic terrorist of pallor Bill Ayers. Here is the last item, which is supposedly exculpatory for Obama:
1979: Charges Against Ayers Were Dropped Because "The Government's Case Was Based On Illegal Wiretaps."The New York Times reported, "William Ayers was a fugitive, too, for nine of those years, but the Federal charges against him, Miss Dohrn and other members of the revolutionary organization were dropped in 1979, when it was ruled that the Government's case was based on illegal wiretaps." [New York Times, 12/5/80]
No wonder Obama is against making it legal to wiretap terrorists. If it had been in 1979, who would have helped him launch his political career?