Khalidi, a Columbia University professor, briefly became the subject of controversy during the 2008 presidential campaign when the McCain camp tried to make an issue of what it asserted were Obama's suspect friendships. The news of Khalidi's involvement in the boat has already led the National Review to call for a Justice Department probe of the academic for providing material support of a terror group.
The White House did not immediately return a request for comment. In response to an e-mail asking whether the appeal is embarrassing to the president, Khalidi said that he was not aware the boat would be named after Obama's book when he agreed to add his name to the list of sponsors.
"But if the name is a problem for the administration, it can simply insist publicly that Israel lift the siege: end of problem, end of embarrassment," he wrote, "That of course would require it to respond to the systematic mendacity of those in Congress and elsewhere who support the siege, and indeed whatever else the Israeli government does."
Question? Why wouldnt the white house immediately return a request for comment, in response to an e-mail asking whether the appeal is embarrassing to the president? Seems pretty simple to me. Because Obamanation is really not that upset!
We are trying to emphasize who, who, who who they are that is trying to kill Israel. This man Rashid Khalili is a close friend of Of Obama who is organizing this hate boat against Gaza!I would agree with you that since the beginning of time people HAVE been trying to KILL Israel. In this last day however, biblew states Israel will have the LAST say under the AUSpices of you know WHO!