Middle East scholar Martin Kramer, who is engaged in an ongoing feud with much of the Middle East academic priesthood, spotted this damning passage in an article on aid to reform Iraqi higher education (scroll down):

Ahmed al-Rahim, a teacher of Arabic language and literature at Harvard University, said he tried to organize members from several different academic departments at Harvard to help the Iraqis rebuild their educational system. However, al-Rahim found resistance, especially from individuals in the Middle Eastern studies department, because of their hatred for the Bush administration.

And how much better they must now feel …