A few hours ago, in just a small news story, FOX brought out an old book written by Mr. Ayers & wife. Seems that the book, “Prairie Fire”, was dedicated to many obscure ’60s-era radicals, criminals and revolutionaries.One person that is named, is a “political prisoner” by the name of Sirhan Sirhan. Who, as many know, killed Robert F. Kennedy. Remember, Obama said of Ayers: “This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from.” So he is a converted nutbar? Much hoopla since then and plenty of unanswered questions since.
Sirhan was convicted on April 17, 1969 and was sentenced six days later to death in a gas chamber. The sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1972. Sirhan Sirhan has been denied parole on every occasion. His next possible chance for parole will be in 2011. Will a President Obama, with a whisper in his ear from Mr. Ayers, grant him a pardon? Hopefully this is a question that will never be answered. Because a U.S. President would never pardon a “criminal” but a “political prisoner”?
Now on to Mr. Khalidi and Mr.Said. During documented speeches and public events, Khalidi has called Israel an “apartheid system in creation” and a destructive “racist” state. Obama was a student at Columbia from 1981 to 1983. He refuses to discuss those years; it is known only that he studied for at least some time under Edward Said, the late PLO apologist. Not so ironically, Obama also enjoyed close relations with Rashid Khalidi when Khalidi was a professor at the University of Chicago.
In 2003, Khalidi became the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University and he now also serves as the director of the Middle East Institute of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. Barack Obama was on the small board of the Woods Fund (along with Bill Ayers) when that fund (originally chartered to help the poor) gave two grants to the Arab American Action Network totaling $110,000 in the years 2001 and 2002. This group was headed by Khalidi’s wife and engaged in a series of anti-Israel actions.
Is it time for asprin?