From The Daily Mail UK.
‘Barack Obama: The Story’ by David Maraniss catalogues dozens of instances in which Obama deviated significantly from the truth in his book ‘Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance’. The 641-page book punctures the carefully-crafted narrative of Obama’s life.
One of the enduring myths of Obama’s ancestry is that his paternal grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama, who served as a cook in the British Army, was imprisoned in 1949 by the British for helping the anti-colonial Mau Mau rebels and held for several months.
……But Maraniss, who researched Obama’s life in Kenya, Indonesia, Hawaii and the mainland United States, found that there were ‘no remaining records of any detention, imprisonment, or trial of Hussein Onyango Obama’. He interviewed five people who knew Obama’s grandfather, who died in 1979, who ‘doubted the story or were certain it did not happen’.
This undermines the received wisdom that Obama’s grandfather was a victim of oppression, an assumption that has in turn fuelled theories that Obama harbours an animus towards Britain based on a deeply-rooted rage about the way Onyango was treated.
John Ndalo Aguk, who worked with Onyango before the alleged imprisonment and was in touch with him weekly afterwards said he ‘knew nothing’ about any detention and would have noticed if he had gone missing for several months.
Even at college they had him pegged.
From Powerline Blog.
With David Maraniss’ biography of Barack Obama about to be published, the New York Times dug up a piece by one of its reporters from January 2007 that shows the degree to which Obama’s fellow Harvard Law Review members had figured out the future U.S. president. Having listened to young Obama spin yarns about himself, as he would later do in Dreams From My Father, a Law Review skit had a mock Obama present the following autobiography:
“I was born in Oslo, Norway, the son of a Volvo factory worker and part-time ice fisherman. My mother was a backup singer for Abba. They were good folks. In Chicago, I discovered I was black, and I have remained so ever since.”
According to the Times, the mock Obama goes on to recount how he united warring students into “a happy, cohesive folk,” while “empowering all the folks out there in America who didn’t know about me by giving a series of articulate and startlingly mature interviews to all the folks in the media.”
From a previous post:
B. Hussein is the quintessential Peter Principle. His whole “resume” is an embellished fabrication. His “law/teaching career” at Harvard was wrought with subpar performance. His peers viewed him a lazy and unqualified. He got by on affirmative action, charisma, arm-twisting, and being a member of radical groups with powerful connections. A socialist empty suit foisted into the world’s most powerful position by liberal morons and minorities who voted for messianic idolatry and pigment over substance.
Obama’s entire “life story” is based on lies, half-truths, and fantasies. His indoctrination into Marxism and the subsequent destruction of America’s economy and national security however, is all too real.