From the July 2009 Idaho Observer:

Obama’s passport: Magic or logic?

Paul Hollrah, writing for Family Security Matters, believes the issue of Obama’s citizenship status, which is becoming unnecessarily complicated, can be resolved by Obama answering one simple question:

What passport did he use when he was shuttling between New York, Jakarta and Karachi?

The "official" Obama story makes the claim that, as a young man, he arrived in New York in early June, 1981, without the price of a hotel room in his pocket. How then, did he suddenly come up with the price of a round-the-world trip just a month later?

So, if Obama’s official story is true, when he was on a plane, shuttling between New York, Jakarta, and Karachi, what passport was he offering when he passed through customs and immigration?

"It makes the debate over Obama’s citizenship a rather short and simple one," Hollrah observed.

Q: Did he travel to Pakistan in 1981 at age 20?

A: Yes, by his own admission.

Q: What passport did he travel under?

A: There are only three possibilities.

1) He traveled with a U.S. Passport,

2) He traveled with a British passport, or

3) He traveled with an Indonesia passport.

Q: Is it possible that Obama traveled with a U.S. passport in 1981?

A: No. It is not possible. Pakistan was on the U.S. State Department’s "no travel" list in 1981.

The Obama camp claims that Obama has had a valid U.S. passport since the 60s. But, if Obama had traveled to Pakistan in 1981 as he claims, he could not have arrived there on a U.S. passport. That means he was traveling either with a British passport or an Indonesian passport.

Several stories were published by the corporate media in March and April, 2008, describing how three men working at the state department, two of which were fired, were caught accessing Obama’s passport records. There has been no followup as to what those records revealed.

If Obama was traveling with a British passport that would provide proof that he was born in Kenya on August 4, 1961, not in Hawaii as he claims.

If Obama was traveling with an Indonesian passport that would tend to prove that he relinquished whatever previous citizenship he held, British or American, prior to being adopted by his Indonesian step-father in 1967.

So then, by what process did Obama become a "natural born" U.S. citizen between 1981 and 2008?

Based upon what Obama himself has stated regarding his early history, he is not a "natural born" U.S. citizen. Considering what has happened to America in the short time Obama has been occupying the White House and considering what is being planned for America over the next couple of months, Obama’s citizenship—and therefore his legitimacy as president—should be of concern to everyone affected by his occupation of the Oval Office.