As long as the LA Times refuses to release the videotape of Obama at the Rashid Khalidi banquet, I’m going to accept the following from Doug Ross as absolutely true — and I urge all of you to do so too until that videotape is released. We’re all certain, aren’t we, given the illustrious guest list at this celebration and as well his habitual choices in friends and advisors, that Obama would never really say something like that, right? </sarcasm>
I received a tip from a person who has provided useful, accurate and unique data from LA before (e.g., “All six of CNN’s ‘undecided voters’ were Democratic operatives“). Take it for what it’s worth, but I believe this person is on target.
Saw a clip from the tape. Reason we can’t release it is because statements Obama said to rile audience up during toast. He congratulates Khalidi for his work saying “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” plus there’s been “genocide against the Palestinian people by Israelis.”
It would be really controversial if it got out. Tha’s why they will not even let a transcript get out.
Yep, I guess that would do it.