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Obama slams McCain for terror ad Tuesday, 26 August, 2008

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Senator Barack Obama

Barack Obama’s camp sues a conservative group, financing a TV ad linking the Illinois Senator to William Ayers, a Vietnam War-era terrorist.

The Obama campaign on Monday released a letter sent to the Justice Department last week demanding a criminal investigation of the “American Issues Project,” the vehicle through which Dallas investor Harold Simmons is financing the terror advertisements.

The project is “a knowing and willful attempt to violate the strictures of federal election law,” Obama general counsel Bob Bauer wrote to Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Keeney, according to Politico website on Tuesday.

The Obama campaign – along with tens of thousands of supporters – has urged television networks not to air the ads. The effort has met with some success: CNN and Fox News are not airing the attacks.

The Obama campaign is also airing a television ad defending the Democratic presidential hopeful against Republican attacks over his alleged terrorist ties to Ayers.

“With all our problems, why is John McCain talking about the ’60s, trying to link Barack Obama to radical Bill Ayers?” notes the Obama ad implicitly saying that Senator John McCain is behind the terror ad.

The conservative coalition American Issues Project, spending $2.8 million tries in its add to relate Obama to William Ayers, a former member of the radical group the Weather Underground who is now a professor in Illinois and lives near Obama.

The Weathermen activists opposed the Vietnam War in 1960s and were responsible for several bombings.

Ayers was a founder of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a school-reform group. Obama chaired its board from 1995-99.

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