Meet the Soetoros in Indonesia. Left to right, Loto, Stanley Ann Durham Soetoro, Baby Maya and 9 year old Barry. (Later to become Barack Obama.)
The registration document was made available by the Fransiskus Assisi School in Jakarta Indonesia. Obama’s religion is listed as Islam and his nationality is Indonesion.
In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group
“Americans for Freedom of Information” has released copies of President Obama’s college transcripts
from Occidental College .
Released today, the transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro,
received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school.
The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought
by the group in the Superior Court of California .
The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a
fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program.
To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship.
This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama’s detractors have been seeking.
Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no record of him ever applying for US
citizenship, this is looking pretty grim.
The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about
Obama’s legitimacy and qualification to serve as president.
When reached for comment in London , where he has been in meetings with British Prime
Minister Gordon Brown, Obama smiled but refused comment on the issue.
Britain ‘s Daily Mail has also carried the story in a front-page article titled, “Obama Eligibility Questioned,”
leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama’s first official visit
to the U.K.
In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced
that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama’s legal eligibility to serve as
President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey .
This lawsuit claims Obama’s dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president.
Donofrio’s case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama’s citizenship or qualifications to serve as president.
DSMW – The plot thickens.
Reprint October 2, 2009