The guy who detonated the IED that crippled me is dead. We caught him, tried him in an Iraqi court, and they stretched his neck.
I dunno if we ever caught the guy who made the IED.
Regardless, an IED maker is a terrorist. If I catch an IED maker, whether he made the IED yesterday or 40 years ago, I'd be very conflicted as to whether to bring him to justice, or to exact instant justice--taking a knife, vise grips, and a blowtorch and replicating my wounds, injury for injury.
Bill Ayers better hope we never meet. I honestly don't know what I'd do.
But I goddamn sure wouldn't call him a friend, coworker, or advisor.