Hadn’t it been for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, I wouldn’t have heard about Rashid Khalidi. Sad or not that an Arab had to hear about a political Palestinian activist through the American elections isn’t the issue here. It’s about the stories that have been weaved to attack Obama via this academic Columbia figure (NYT, LAT).
Well today, right here in Amman, this New Yorker spoke about his relationship with Obama, at the inaugural speech for Columbia’s Global Center in Amman. See for yourself: