Roger Simon is raising questions around a tape the media has seen fit to withhold from the public.
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.
Yesterday, Instapundit linked to Tom Maguire on the covering up of the birther cover up. Maguire also mentions some of the other mysteries surrounding Obama the media seems content to leave unexplored. Despite what the Left might have one believe, the above are prudent men, as am I. That's one reason I've stayed far away from the whole birther thing. Still, it seems to me there is now a well established and troubling pattern of concealment involving Obama, along with a lack of candor on his part. Today some redacted documents are in the news suggesting Obama lied.
At some point between now and 2012, the American public has a right to know as much as we can about this man in the White House - better late than never and it is well past time. Given its possible relevance to matters of national import in the area of foreign policy also much in the news these days - just ask Chuck Schumer - I see no reason to not begin with the Khalidi tape.
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.