Jerome Corsi, author of "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality" was briefly detained before leaving Kenya. The AP reports that he was "kicked out of" Kenya for failing to obtain a work permit.
The reason given is highly suspicious, seeing how the Kenyan government knew he was there to promote the book. But it's the other purpose of the trip that has me even more suspicious of the Kenyan government's objectives:
Corsi's Kenya trip was also intended for research into Obama's background, according to an e-mail sent by his publisher to Kenyan journalists. The Kansas City Star reports:
An e-mail sent to Kenyan journalists before Tuesday's book launch said that Corsi would "expose details of deep secret ties" between Obama and certain Kenyan government officials as well as a "subsequent plot to be executed in Kenya" if Obama is elected president.
Kenyan newspaper The Standard called Corsi "the author of a smear crusade," adding, "A statement inviting the Press to the launch today makes no secret of the intention to hurl dirt at Obama and undermine his campaign from his ancestral home."
My guess is a little different than this account.
Could Mr. Corsi have been onto something that could be used as an October surprise by the McCain campaign? Could there be a birth certificate on file there somewhere, showing Sen. Obama's birth citizenship? All it would have taken was a phone call, strategically placed to the right person and presto, Corsi is bye-bye.
Of course, not many in the liberal media will even think to entertain this thought.