I haven’t spent any time on the latest McCarthyite garbage McCainFoxDrudge is pushing, attempting to make an issue of Obama’s “ties” to Palestinian-American historian and author Rashid Khalidi.

The reason I haven’t is because the charge that Khalidi is “anti-semitic” is beneath contempt and about as worthy of rebutting as earlier accusations from convicted felon Larry Sinclair that he had sex with Obama in a limo and watched him smoke crack. (If you are looking for a rebuttal, Scott Horton has a good one here.)

Ezra, though, has a better idea than wasting time with this crap. He recommends, as an act of solidarity, readers purchase Khalidi’s book, The Iron Cage. It’s an excellent book and would serve as a nice eff-you to the folks currently pushing this garbage.