Bill Ayers on Terrorism

January 20, 2002

Bill Ayers was a member of the Weather Underground which set off a series of bombs around the country in protest against the Vietnam War. Now he’s written a memoir, “Fugitive Days.”  In this conversation with Steve Paulson, Ayers insists he was not a terrorist since his objective was never to kill people. He thinks the attacks of September 11th were terrorism and totally reprehensible. Ayers believes his own actions showed restraint in comparison with the enormity of the harm he believed the Vietnam War was causing.