As discussed previously, no matter where Obama was born, so long as his mother was American, he is a natural born citizen of the US. This is simply US law. You can disagree all you want, but it will not change reality.
At the same time, this does not at all mean that Obama has nothing to hide. For one thing, here is (what purports to be) a registration transcript for a Fulbright Scholarship while he was at Occidental College:
It shows that one “Barry Soetoro” claimed Indonesian citizenship so that he could qualify for the Fulbright Scholarship.
The website that I got this from notes that,
Numerous official government documents records Obama being legally registered as Barry Soetoro. School registries shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro. During his Occidental College days he is registered as Barry Soetoro. An entry in the journal of the California assembly in reference to grants given to foreign exchange students (this official government document lists Obama as a foreigner not a US citizen. A US citizen wouldn’t qualify for foreign exchange student funding) states Obama as Barry Soetoro from Indonesia.
That website, however, uses this information to claim that Obama is not a natural born citizen of the US, and is therefore not entitled to be president. However, assuming that all of the above is true, the weight of the evidence does not at all suggest that Barack Obama was not a natural born US citizen–it suggests only that he may have committed fraud in his university applications and to get financial aid.
The seriousness of this fraud would depend on what documents he presented in his various applications, and what the specific laws entailed. It could very well be that Obama had dual citizenship with the US and Indonesia, and was taking advantage of both citizenships as the need arose. Would this have been illegal, or simply unethical? In either case, Obama may not want the truth to come out, and this very well could be why he has been less than forthcoming with his university records.
There is real fog and smoke in Obama’s past, but this continual harping on whether or not he is a “natural born” citizen does no one any favors.
Let’s stick to the real issue: Obama routinely lies and obfuscates when it suits his advantage. This is something unbecoming of a president, and is in fact a character flaw that should–under normal circumstances–be enough to disqualify him from being president. However, we are not under normal circumstances. Smoke and fog being spewed out by the right will not help push Obama out of office. Indeed, it only strengthens his cause.
In short, anyone interested in pursuing Obama’s past needs to get the facts and get them right.