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Is Anybody Really Surprised That Obama Just Freed A Domestic Terrorist?

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After all, a domestic terrorist named Bill Ayers launched Obama’s political career.

Bill Ayers. Photo: Chicago Police Department

I assumed that freeing Bradley Manning was the most repulsive thing Obama did yesterday, but the more I learn about Oscar Lopez Rivera…

Christopher Mele, NYT:

President Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of a man convicted for his role in a Puerto Rican nationalist group linked to more than 100 bombings in New York and other cities in the 1970s and 1980s.

The man, Oscar Lopez Rivera, was serving a 70-year sentence after being convicted of numerous charges, including seditious conspiracy, a charge used for those plotting to overthrow the United States government…

The F.A.L.N., which waged a violent campaign for the independence of Puerto Rico, was considered by the authorities to be among the most elusive and resilient terrorist groups to operate in the United States. Among its notable attacks was a bombing at Fraunces Tavern in New York in 1975 that killed four people.

Rivera is a terrorist. Obama just freed a terrorist.

What a perfect set of bookends around Obama’s presidency: He started off by claiming a terrorist was just “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” and now he’s returning another terrorist to another neighborhood. Everything we said back in 2008 about Obama’s deeply held leftist beliefs and utter contempt for America was true, and this proves it.

Bill Ayers is thrilled, of course.

Which is dumb, because now Ayers is out of a job: