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CNN Investigation Finds That Obama Was Born In Hawaii

CNN has investigated and found that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. I don’t blame CNN for this considering the degree of interest in this non-story, but it is pretty pathetic that a news organization finds it meaningful to spend resources on this non-story. For anyone who is interested in the facts, it was settled a long time ago. For a news organization to investigate this now is sort of like sending reporters to find that grass is green, the sky is blue, and Ulysses S. Grant is in Grant’s tomb. If not for the idiocy of so many on the right, there would be no need for this investigation. Unfortunately those who did not believe the facts in the past are not going to believe them now.

From CNN’s report:

Dr. Chiyome Fukino, a former director of the Hawaii Department of Health and a Republican, told CNN in her most extensive comments to date that she has “no doubt” Obama was born in the state.

Obama’s 2008 campaign produced a certification of live birth, a document legally accepted as confirmation of a birth and routinely used for official purposes. Fukino went one step further, taking advantage of a state law that allows certain public officials to examine a person’s actual birth certificate if there is a “direct and tangible interest.”

The president’s certificate, she said, is stored in a vault in the building that houses the Department of Health. Ironically, unlike the certificate of live birth, it is no longer accepted for official usage.

Obama’s certificate is “absolutely authentic,” she said. “He was absolutely born here in the state of Hawaii.”

Some Birthers have speculated that Obama has not wanted his original birth certificate released because it might identify him as a Muslim instead of a Christian:

Could Obama, a self-proclaimed Christian, be preventing the distribution of copies of the original birth certificate because it identifies him as a Muslim?

Fukino says no. The original certificate includes no mention of the president’s religion. And indeed, other original certificates from that time don’t mention faith.