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Author of Obama Nation Held in Kenya

Jerome Corsi, Author of Obama Nation Is Being Held in Kenya

The author of the controversial book Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality has been detained by Kenyan authorities. Jerome Corsi is being held under the claim that there's a problem with his work permit papers — he had been in the country to unveil his best-selling book to a Kenyan audience. Obama Nation has been accused of being a smear against the candidate, whose father was from Kenya.

According to the press release issued before Jerome Corsi's trip to Kenya, the author intended to, "expose deep secret ties between between US Democratic presidential candidate Sen Barack Obama and a section of the Kenyan government leaders." A police official contradicts the notion the arrest is political saying, "We have nothing to do with the book or whoever it's about. It's about the law of Kenya."

What's the tie to Kenya? To find out, and the Obama campaign's response,


In the book (here's the first chapter) Corsi lists a claim that Obama contributed $1 million to Kenyan Prime Minister Rail Odinga, a claim the Obama campaign refutes in a 40-page PDF entitled "Unfit for Publication."

The campaign pulls a quote from the Chicago Tribune earlier this year (pg. 12 of the PDF) saying, "Obama said President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga should sit down and talk 'unconditionally,' and he urged them to welcome the assistance of your concerned friends." The disputed Kenyan elections in December of 2007 led to deadly violence and over 300,000 people displaced.

Is Corsi being held for political reasons? Have you read Obama Nation?

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kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
haus Holly broke up with hef? But I love them... As far as Corsi goes, my instincts say to throw away the key but my conscience says that if he is being held for political reasons, that is wrong. However, I do think it was kinda ballsy of him to promote this book in Kenya. I would think most Kenyans would be proud of Obama and wouldn't appreciate a smear book. :?
Roarman Roarman 8 years
My favorites are Samoas. And Thin Mints are delicious when blended into a shake with vanilla ice cream. Yum!
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Obviously in all seriousness it's awful if he's being held for political reasons. But you can't help but think of karma. I mean, this is not a nice guy...
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
Gwen Ifills book isn't coming out until after the election!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
The fire was special for you! :wink: I live in Texas! We built this house 4 years ago and the fireplace is still a virgin. And, thanks!
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Btw - love the new avatar GS.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Doesn't the easter bunny get a little singed, or do you keep a top hat fro him to come out of near the fireplace? ;)
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol, only to keep the devil away because of my candy! Duh. :wink: No, santa and the easter bunny usually get their dish on the mantle. If you want to come stand by my mantle that is fine. I will, however, light a big fire so it may get hot!
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
GS you put candy in a dish outside?!?! Where do you live, and can I come over? I promise to not enter your house. I'll just stand by that dish for a little while. ;)
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
That would definitely work. Yuck.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
What if I get sugar free! :sick:
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
Haus you forgot three glaring examples Susan Sarandon Tim Robbins Jane Fonda
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
He's too clever for that. He'll just realize that you must have more inside. Best just to welcome the inevitable! :p
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Jude, maybe I can keep him out if I put a dish of candy outside the door, like you do for Santa and the Easter Bunny.
em1282 em1282 8 years
That is so lame. They're so much more than Caramel Delights...they're SAMOAS!
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
they are called caramel delights now... LAME!!!!
em1282 em1282 8 years
:rotfl: haus, you beat me to it!
em1282 em1282 8 years
I don't think they're called Samoas anymore, haus. The name's escaping me, but I could swear the last time I ordered them from my neighbor's daughter, they had a different name...those are my favorite too though!! Edy's did an ice cream with the Samoas, but the cookies taste much better.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
and i kinda hate that they aren't called samoas anymore!
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
they used to have grasshopper pie ice cream taht was mint with grasshopper cookies mixed in sometimes Edy's does the Thin Mint cookie ice cream around the time the cookies go for sale. But as much as I love the Thin Mints, I have to saw the Samoas are my FAVORITE. I could eat so many of those.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Watch out for that late-night visit from Satan then, GS :D
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
and reese's are great frozen too. I am so getting a bag of halloween candy on the way home!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
I didn't even think to order them online!!! I am so on it! And jude, I adore mint chocolate chip ice cream. Down here we have Bluebell and nothing beats bluebell icecream! My husband doesn't like chocolate and mint together so I always get the whole carton to myself. And I am a hoarder so I only take little bits at a time so i have it for longer. He will really want ice cream and I always just say there is plenty of it in the freezer. I am such a youngest child! I wonder how much of that comes from your parents? Apparently when my mother was pregnant with me she was on a mint chocolate chip obsession, now I love it. Hmmm, will have to look that up.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Ultra liberals? Keith Olbermann Al Franken Rosie ODonell Jenane Garafolo Pretty much anyone in Hollywood Micheal Moore Gavin Newsom Arianna Huffington as a whole
em1282 em1282 8 years
You know what else is good frozen? Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. My bf's mom freezes all of their candy, and I don't know why, but they're so good that way.
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