circumstances, he missed the deadline by a wide mark. Some believe that he used a ghostwriter:
"The 1981 mystery" refers to Obama's earlier mystery trip to Pakistan and India. He went on this very expensive sojourn during the summer between Oxy and Columbia, at a time when he reportedly wore thrift store clothing.
During his days at Occidental, Barack Obama apparently came to know a Political Science professor who was also a key CIA consultant on Soviet matters.
He had also made the acquaintance of two Pakistanis from influential families.