After years of stonewalling, of spending a fortune on attorneys to block its release and defend against dozens of lawsuits brought by citizens wanting to see it, after allowing a decorated Army flight surgeon to go to prison rather than release it, after claiming he had already released it, and after mercilessly ridiculing anybody and everybody who dared ask to see it – on April 27 Barack Obama finally, with great fanfare, released his “birth certificate.”

End of story. Controversy over. The “birthers” were wrong and should apologize to Obama. Everything’s fine now. Right?

Not exactly.

For while the “mainstream media” (that’s the corps of professional propagandists who sold America on Obama) continue to ridicule “birthers” as lunatics, the fact is, in the wake of the White House’s April 27 document release, new questions, revelations and outright contradictions are emerging with regard to the president’s “birth certificate.”

For instance, the state of Hawaii’s former Health Department chief Chiyome Fukino is the one official who, back when Obama’s long-form birth certificate was guarded more securely than the nation’s nuclear launch codes, supposedly examined the mysterious document and reported back to the state’s governor, and to the nation, that the president did indeed have a birth certificate and she had seen it!

But just two weeks before Obama finally released his “birth certificate,” Fukino was interviewed by NBC News’ national investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff, who reported that Fukino told him she had seen the original birth certificate and that it was “half typed and half handwritten.”

Problem: The document released with great pomp and ceremony by the White House was entirely typed. Only the signatures and two dates at the very bottom were “handwritten.” What Fukino described was clearly a different document. But don’t yell at WND for that “paranoid birther” story – you can thank NBC for that one.

Meanwhile, more questions are surfacing about the Obama birth certificate that was supposed to end all the controversy. (Remember, before April 27, only 38 percent of Americans believed Obama was telling the truth about his birth.)

For starters, Jerome Corsi, WND senior staff reporter and author of “Where’s the Birth Certificate” (which hit No. 1 on Amazon’s bestseller list a full month before its upcoming May 17 release), has spent the last week investigating the matter in Hawaii. It turns out a private detective in Honolulu claims employees of the state Department of Health forged three Hawaiian birth certificates for Barack Obama to “screw with birthers.” And one of them is a dead ringer for the document released by the White House.

Then there’s the question of why the right-hand margin of Obama’s official Hawaii birth certificate includes the very same tell-tale scribblings found in a clearly fraudulent document posted on the Internet about a year ago – a document that alleged he was born in Kenya.

Then – reminiscent of the blogger analysis that sacked Dan Rather for trying to pass off a document clearly created in the age of computers as a decades-old typewritten record – two Web document experts reveal various anomalies in the Obama birth document, including a trick typewriters are incapable of performing.

All that is new on WND this week. And the coming days will see even more questions, revelations and contradictions that demonstrate the issue of Barack Obama’s legal eligibility to be president of the United States is still very much alive – just as national polls taken AFTER his April 27 document release prove.

When it comes to Obama’s birth certificate, right now Americans have basically two choices:

1. Believe that Barack Obama – after years of toying with the America people, millions of whom according to polls doubted his official nativity story and wanted the truth regarding his birth, his past and his loyalties – was simply playing games with the public, allowing military heroes to go to prison, allowing millions in tax dollars to pay lawyers to block release of his birth certificate, and so on, all for some craven political advantage.

2. Believe that there may have been a real reason Obama adamantly refused to release his birth certificate for years – because he had something real to hide, and still does. And that perhaps the latest birth certificate – a copy of a copy of a document, posted on the Internet like the last one – is fraudulent.

Neither choice is very palatable to center-right America that wants a president who is both honest – and legal. Stay tuned. There’s much more coming from WND for the rest of this week.

And next week, on Tuesday, May 17, watch for the long-awaited national release of Jerome Corsi’s already-No. 1 blockbuster, “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to be President.”

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