Shortly after Barack Obama called Kenya's opposition presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, during the primaries last spring, Odinga stated to the public he is his cousin.
Yet, in a carefully worded rebuttal regarding a book written that's critical of their ties, Barack Obama's Fight the Smears" page does not deny Raila Odinga is Obama's cousin! Let me repeat this again, there 's no statement of denial from Obama. They just simple use, as they do in other rebuttals, the words of a reporter to set the record straight. See the trickery?
To review other posts zTruth ha done on Odinga and Obama go here.
In addition, every American should spend some time and review Barack Obama's ties to Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said and Ali Abunimah. This article provides the reader with links to backup the Obama's ties to these worrisome Islamists.
In 2006 Khalidi wrote in an opinion piece in the New York Times:
"If the American and Israeli governments do not shift their worldviews away from empty bombast about terrorism, which leads to an excessive reliance on the use of force, and toward resolving the deeper issues through diplomacy, they risk stumbling into a major conflagration, possibly involving Iran."
In an article title Allies of Palestinians see a friend in Barack Obama we read:
"...A special tribute came from Khalidi's friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Sen. Barack Obama. Speaking to the crowd, Obama reminisced about meals prepared by Khalidi's wife, Mona, and conversations that had challenged his thinking. His many talks with the Khalidis, Obama said, had been "consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases. . . . It's for that reason that I'm hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation -- a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid's dinner table," but around "this entire world."
...At Khalidi's 2003 farewell party, for example, a young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, "then you will never see a day of peace."
One speaker likened "Zionist settlers on the West Bank" to Osama bin Laden, saying both had been "blinded by ideology."
Obama adopted a different tone in his comments and called for finding common ground. But his presence at such events, as he worked to build a political base in Chicago, has led some Palestinian leaders to believe that he might deal differently with the Middle East than either of his opponents for the White House.
...Among other community events, Obama in 1998 attended a speech by Edward Said, the late Columbia University professor and a leading intellectual in the Palestinian movement. According to a news account of the speech, Said called that day for a nonviolent campaign "against settlements, against Israeli apartheid."
Watch a video where a Jewish voter ask Barack Obama about Rashid Khalidi. What he doesn't say is more telling than what he does say.
According to an article by the Jewish Press:
"...In 2001, the Woods Fund, a Chicago-based nonprofit that describes itself as a group helping the disadvantaged, provided a $40,000 grant to the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN, at which Khalidi's wife, Mona, serves as president. The Fund provided a second grant to AAAN for $35,000 in 2002...
...Obama served on the Woods Fund board alongside Ayers (who is still on the board)..."
Have you noticed how Barrack Obama downplays his involvement or knowledge about these largely anti-American, anti-white and/or anti-Israel people? Apparently, he 's sure Americans are sufficiently gullible to take him at his word. He probably even laughs about this to himself or even those in his close-knit circle.
Obama's "Fight the Smears" page is horribly thin on facts about Obama's association with William Ayers and Rashid Khalidi (I just had a conversation with him). Note how the Obama spin team do not use direct denials from Obama about some of the concerns raised. And there's nothing, at all, about Jeremiah Wright, Khalid Mansour, Edward Said and Ali Abunimah! NOTHING!
Update 10/26/08: LA Times Hiding Incriminating Video of Obama with Radical Palestinian? Update: Ayers and Dohrn Attended Khalidi Party with Obama. Little Green Footballs