McCain Supports Palestinian Activists

Discussion in 'Politics' started by seneca_roman, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. IN an attempt to smear Obama, McCain's team attacked the LA TIMES:

    "John McCain's presidential campaign Tuesday accused the Los Angeles Times of "intentionally suppressing" a videotape it obtained of a 2003 banquet where then-state Sen. Barack Obama spoke of his friendship with Rashid Khalidi, a leading Palestinian scholar and activist."

    But it turns out McCain gave Khalidi about a half million bucks a while back:
    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.""

    McCain's bad judgment comes through again as he allows an attack on a subject where he is on quicksand.

  2. The importance of releasing the Khalidi tape has little to do with Khalidi. It's the fact that Ayer's and Dohrn are also at the event.......
  3. Gord


    And that all of the attendees were anti-Semites, and there was probably a lot of hate speech goin' on...
  4. So what, hanging out with a 60s terrorist has to do with the election?

    If I recall, McShame's Ayer's strategy failed already and won't do better dragging it up again.

    A sign of desperation and more bad judgmentl led of course by his allowing the national disgrace Palin to be foisted on him.