Why did Barry Soetoro change his name to Barack Hussein Obama?

In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of Information" has Released copies of President Obama's college transcripts from Occidental College. Released today, the transcript school indicates that Obama, under the... show more In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group
"Americans for Freedom of Information" has Released copies of President Obama's
college transcripts from Occidental College. Released today, the transcript
school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial
aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate. The transcript was
released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit
brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows
that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for
foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify,
for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship.This document
would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been
seeking. Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no
record of him ever applying for US citizenship, this is looking pretty grim. The
news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing
doubt about Obama's legitimacy and qualification to serve as President article
titled, "Obama Eligibility Questioned," leading some to speculate that the story
may overshadow economic issues on Obama's first official visit to the U.K. In a
related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin
Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments
concerning Obama's legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by
Leo Donofrio of New Jersey. This lawsuit claims Obama's dual citizenship
disqualified him from serving as president. Donofrio's case is just one of 18
suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama's citizenship or
qualification to serve as president.Gary Kreep of the United States
Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's
campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000
in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal
resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records. Mr. Kreep
indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will
be provided to the U..S. Attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused
to comment on the matter...
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