Petition L.A. Times to Release Alleged Khalidi Tape

My Fellow Americans:

Why is the LA Times suppressing a video tape that allegedly shows Barack Obama at a party with -- you guessed it -- questionable attendees (i.e. Bill Ayers, Rashid Khalidi and others)?  Americans want the truth.  One of the most important elections of our time is only one week away and there is still so much being left unsaid.  With this in mind, this petition respectfully asks the Los Angeles Times to release the aformentioned tape that may shed further light on Barack Obama's associations.  After all, if there is nothing to hide, then releasing the tape is harmless, right?

The tape in question contains footage of Barack Obama at a goodbye "bash" for "...Rashid Khalidi, an internationally known scholar, critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights, who was leaving town for a job in New York..." (Peter Wallsten, LA Times). 

Andrew C. McCarthy rightfully asks, "Why is the Los Angeles Times sitting on a videotape of the 2003 farewell bash in Chicago at which Barack Obama lavished praise on the guest of honor, Rashid Khalidi -- former mouthpiece for master terrorist Yasser Arafat?"

According to sources, aside from praising Khalidi, Obama hinted at frequent dinner-table discussions with Khalidi and his wife, while event speakers and attendees bashed Israel.  Perhaps most disturbingly, former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers (also an alleged attendee) and Rashid Khalidi are apparently best friends, which provides yet another connection in the endless chain of questionable associations.

If you want a more in-depth analysis of the situation, be sure to check out Andrew C. McCarthy's piece entitled, "The L.A. Times Suppresses Obama's Khalidi Bash Tape" (National Review Online).

Please sign this petition and send it to as many friends, family members and associates as you possibly can.  Visit my web site, as I will be covering this story throughout the week.
Dear LA Times Editorial Team:

The American people deserve to know the truth.  We are respectfully writing to ask for the release of the Obama-Khalidi tape that, by your own admittance, you viewed earlier this year (April 2008).  It is unbelievable to think that this tape has been withheld from the American people.

In an electoral cycle that is bound to make a profound impact on the lives of all Americans, we ask that you instill democratic and journalistic values by making public the contents of this video.  The signers would expect you to do the same if it were McCain who chose to attend such an event. 

While we give you credit for reporting on the event, the non-disclosure avenue that has been taken in terms of the video is disturbing at best.  We look forward to the video's full disclosure, as there is no legitimate reason for the tape's stifling. 
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