Corsi Detained, Deported from Kenya
October 7, 2008
A leading American neo-conservative author has been detained by immigration authorities in Kenya as he tried to launch a book smearing Barack Obama.
Jerome Corsi, of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth fame, was this morning being held after failing to reckon with Obamamania.
He had been planning to launch his book, entitled The Obama Nation Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, before travelling to one of Nairobiï¿½??s slums to donate money to the Senatorï¿½??s half-brother George, who was found living in squalid conditions two months ago.
But officers swooped hours after Dr Corsi was described as ï¿½??author of a smear crusadeï¿½?? by local newspapers.
Immigration officials claim he had been detained because he did not have a work permit, however one of Dr Corsiï¿½??s assistants said he was ï¿½??just answering some questionsï¿½??.