Khaled Hosseini, bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, was born in Afghanistan in 1965 and sought political asylum in the United States in 1980. A Bay Area resident since the 80’s, Khaled completed medical school and was a practicing internist between 1996 and 2004. In 2007 he started his foundation, The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to provide humanitarian assistance to the women and children of his homeland.
REASON 24: Obama demonstrated prudent and effective leadership in helping bring about the fall of Muammar Gadhafi.President Obama showed nuanced, mature leadership through his handling of the Libyan uprising. He was faulted by conservatives for not taking a more decisive lead position, and many used his approach as so called evidence that the president did not truly believe in American exceptionalism. How could he, they argued, when he allowed British Prime Minister Cameron and French president Sarkozy to be the driving forces behind the decision to assist the uprising against Muammar Gadhafi? He was criticized for not doing enough.
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