Friday, April 23, 2010

Bill Foster: so transparent we can't find him

The elusive Bill Foster, ever fearful of a question on the permanent Bank Bailout Bill or the Health Care Takeover, audaciously joins a transparency committee,
Just when it seems like there is nothing but bad news coming from Capitol Hill, here's some unexpected good tidings - Rep. Mike Quigley, D-IL, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA, are the co-chairmen of the newly formed Congressional Transparency Caucus in the House.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:
So gentleman, lets start with some sunshine on the conversations between the White House, the SEC, and Goldman Sachs, or better yet, let's subpeana that video of President Obama at that dinner for Rashid Khalidi the LA Times has hidden away in a vault (Read Roger Simon)
Given the extraordinary sudden turnabout in US policy toward Israel under the Obama Administration, I have become obsessed by the repressed 2003 videotape of Rashid Khalidi and Barack Obama. That tape — or so we are told — is ensconced in a safe at the Los Angeles Times building. In the current situation, its release by the paper is more important and newsworthy than ever.

The Khalidi tape could be of tremendous significance in revealing the provenance of Obama’s views on the Middle East and the degree to which the public was misled on those views during the presidential campaign.

I am writing to solicit the help and ideas of Pajamas Media readers for seeking the release of the tape to the public. But first a little background, if your memories are as foggy as mine can be.

Rashid Khalidi — a Palestinian-American historian known for his strong pro-Palestinian opinions — is currently the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia and director of that university’s Middle East Institute. After Khalidi received this Columbia appointment in 2003, a farewell dinner party was held in his honor in Chicago. A videotape was made of that party where many good things were said about the Palestinian cause and many bad things about Israel. Then Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama was in attendance, as were, some say, William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.
Of course we now have the motion to subpoena Prez Obama in the coming Blagojevich trial. Plenty for Bill Foster to shine some light on, if we could just pull him out from under his rock.

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