'Kenyan' Obama Birth Certificate Is Mine: Aussie

Forgery by birthers 'so laughable it’s ridiculous'

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 4, 2009 2:23 PM CDT

(Newser) – President Obama’s “Kenyan” birth certificate, posted online by lawyer Orly Taitz, has been debunked as a forgery, and the original document—an old Australian certificate—it was based on has even been discovered. The Australian Broadcast Channel tracked down David Bomford, the man whose genuine birth certificate was used for the forgery. Bomford was quite shocked to have been an unwitting pawn for the US birther movement:

“That is ridiculous,” Bomford said. “Little old person in Adelaide, the president of the United States. I don’t know whether to laugh about it or not, be worried about it. Oh I definitely confirm that the birth certificate was mine. That was quite easy to see—my address, even the style of the birth certificate was an old South Australian one.”
Click the Salon link below to see both documents.

President Barack Obama, marking his 48th birthday today, brings birthday greetings to veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas, not shown, who shares the same birthday.
President Barack Obama, marking his 48th birthday today, brings birthday greetings to veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas, not shown, who shares the same birthday.   (AP Photo)
President Barack Obama speaks in Fairfax, Va., yesterday.
President Barack Obama speaks in Fairfax, Va., yesterday.   (AP Photo)
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It’s quite easy to identify that it’s mine. - David Bomford

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