The current rage about Barack Obama’s hidden past is over his college transcripts: specifically, how a mediocre student, self-professed to be a pot-smoking, cocaine snorting, jobless free spirit during his Occidental days transferred to and paid for an Ivy League college—Columbia University.
But I think an equally salient question is how Obama paid for his round-the-world trip to Indonesia and Pakistan in the summer of 1981, before he made his way to New York to begin his term at Columbia. Did his wealthy Pakistani friends Wahid Hamid and Mohammed Hasan Chandoo foot the bill? Was Obama dealing drugs to finance the trip? We don’t know because Obama has never addressed the question. It is a question that should be answered by Obama now. Today.