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:
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Rashid Khalidi on Obama at Columbia's Global Center in Amman
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).