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Senator Obama’s Ties To Rashid Khalidi

Senator Obama has a pattern of befriending radicals then minimizing his relationship with them. Rashid Khalidi has ties to the PLO and has made anti-Israel statements…

4 Responses to “Senator Obama’s Ties To Rashid Khalidi”

  1. So knowing someone that has difference in opinions or views, but still finding the good within them or some common ground is bad.

    I guess bipartisanship is only good when the other person agrees with you, right?

    *roll eyes*

  2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/28/mccain-funded-work-of-pal_n_138606.html
    During the 1990s, while he served as chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), McCain distributed several grants to the Palestinian research center co-founded by Khalidi, including one worth half a million dollars.

    A 1998 tax filing for the McCain-led group shows a $448,873 grant to Khalidi’s Center for Palestine Research and Studies for work in the West Bank. (See grant number 5180, “West Bank: CPRS” on page 14 of this PDF.)

    The relationship extends back as far as 1993, when John McCain joined IRI as chairman in January. Foreign Affairs noted in September of that year that IRI had helped fund several extensive studies in Palestine run by Khalidi’s group, including over 30 public opinion polls and a study of “sociopolitical attitudes.”

  3. Khalidi quote in April of 1999.
    “We are very proud of our work, and so very grateful to our good friend and benefactor Sen. John McCain. If it werent for my friend Sen. McCain’s insistence and dogged determination to help us get those grants, we would never have been able to fund our operations in Palistine and especially the key communications links setup by satellite to keep our forces in constant contact with each other over harsh terrain.”

    WOW so McCain has aided this radical group (in your words) with tons of money.


  4. Gee - you got that from the Huffington Post (the same paper that endorsed Obama) - it’s amazing, it must be true. Please the Huffington Post has been known to throw red herrings out there for the weak of mind.

    Heavily - I see that it was geared right up your alley.

    Surprising that you can roll your eyes, I thought they looked cross-eyed from here.

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