The Obama campaign just released a 42 page pdf discounting many of the claims made in the Obama Nation book. Corsi, the author, argues that people are just “nitpicking” and aren’t recognized his overall argument, but I find the extent of the falsehoods in the book to be breathtaking. The pdf spares no fact- even the most insignificant false statements are debunked. What is particularly interesting is that Corsi makes false statements that cannot merely be attributed to poor journalism. He makes hard to defend claims regarding Obama’s refusals to discuss certain parts of his background, when Obama himself wrote about these parts of his past in his book. It is not merely that Corsi takes issue with Obama’s claim that he stopped using drugs when he was 20 (which, I suppose, is debatable), it’s that he says things like:
Nowhere in the autobiography does Obama disclose that his wife-to-be accompanied him to Africa on the 1992 trip.
When in fact the book says,
After our engagement, I took Michelle to Kenya to meet the other half of my family. She was an immediate success there as well, in part because the number of Luo words in her vocabulary very soon surpassed mine.
The book is crawling with this type of shameless falsehoods. Nonetheless, the American people are seizing the opportunity to “discover” new, nasty revelations about the black man named Barack Hussein Obama running for president. In any case, the whole document is here. It’s worth a read if you’re bored.