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Fact or Fiction: Was President Obama Born in Kenya?
It's baaaaaaack! Courtesy of a newly discovered PR sheet from 1991. Among other people mentioned and a brief bio, so is Barack Obama. The agency recently discovered it and while they do believe he was born in Hawaii in 1961, there is the issue of why does the booklet clearly state he was born in Kenya. One could say it was a mistake that the agency did not catch, however, they claim that most likely Barack did see the pre-publication mockup and had to approve his bio information, which the PR agency did. Also, the agency continued, with no doubt, Barack's approval, state in subsequent PR material that he was born in Kenya. Hmmm.
For the birthers, those who claim the President Obama is not entitled to be president solely because he is not a US citizen, this is further proof. Yet, the State of Hawaii has issued its official certified birth certificate as absolute proof. But, the question comes to mind, why has it taken so long? One could suspect in order to create one. Of course, Donald Trump does not believe it.
The PR firm claims it was a proofreading error, fine. But, the problem nags because why wasn't it corrected before 2008? The PR firm continued to use that info in his bio blurb until after he became a U.S. senator. Odder things continue...the PR firm did make updates and corrections on his bio in 2005 and 2007, yet, retained the "born in Kenya". Hey, I buy the proofreading error the first time in 1991, but again in 2005 and 2007? If it is wrong, just correct it. Why would you leave false data on a PR bio blurb while correcting other facts, unless it was, indeed, true? Then there is this: When an interviewer asked Barack's grandmother, " Were you present when your grandson was born in Kenya"?, she replied "yes". The question was asked twice. The grandmother was there, in Kenya, the day Barack was born. Now, if this was untrue, why would an innocent family member in Africa indicate this? I mean, it is as easy to say "no".
There are other suspicious items. When western journalists went to Kenya to find out the truth over the past year, they were escorted away from various points of potential sources, some were kicked out of the country. Stranger is that when even Kenya's own intelligence agencies investigated it, they found missing documents relating to Barack's birth records.
In view of history, of Watergate, Iran Contra, the Kennedy Assassination, President Bush's claim of WMD in Iraq, I think all Americans should keep an open mind about these latest birth issues of President Obama. There are too many odd things about this, can they be ALL mistakes and mean nothing? Warrant deeper investigation? I mean, this info is circumstantial. The birth certificate is direct evidence, yet, why did Hawaii take so long to produce it? If you have a blank certificate, you can easily create a BC for anyone.
Does it make a difference to me? I haven't decided. It might be one of many things to consider when the election happens. It will not be the determining factor.