Martin Kramer has posted the audio of a 1979 radio documentary that should leave little doubt in the mind of any honest observer that Rashid Khalidi was, in fact, a spokesman for the PLO. As Kramer notes:
Khalidi is given an affiliation by the narrator five times, as follows (with the elapsed time in parentheses):
• “Rashid Khalidi, interviewed in Beirut, is an official spokesperson for the Palestinian news service Wafa” (7:34)
• “PLO spokesperson Rashid Khalidi” (11:45)
• “Rashid Khalidi, official spokesperson for the PLO” (21:00)
• “Rashid Khalidi, interviewed at the headquarters of the PLO in Beirut” (29:57)
• “Rashid Khalidi is the leading spokesperson for the PLO news agency, Wafa” (32:51)
Add this to the evidence that I presented last week, and it should be case closed. In the radio interview, Khalidi speaks of the PLO as the representatives of the Palestinian people, and defends Palestinians’ use of terrorism as their only means to resist Israel.
So again, Khalidi was a frequent dinner companion of Obama, a man whose conversation Obama said should be be echoed around “this entire world.” What, exactly, did Obama find so enlightening about this terrorist flak?