He Said It, Not Me

It seems that the big scoop Jerome Corsi uncovered before he was deported from Kenya is that Barack Obama “backed ruthless, foreign thug” in Kenya.  WorldNetDaily explains:

Sen. Barack Obama designated a personal aide as his direct contact for the 2007 Kenyan presidential campaign of Raila Odinga, who later was appointed prime minister after his election loss was followed by widespread, deadly violence that destroyed or damaged 800 Christian churches, according to e-mails obtained by WND senior staff writer Jerry Corsi during a trip to Kenya.

WND even provides concrete visual proof:

The e-mails, apparently sent by Obama himself, referenced the senator’s aide, Mark Lippert. The e-mails were provided to WND by an insider in Kenya who fled Odinga’s Orange Democratic political party and requested anonymity because of the danger of retaliation.

The e-mails, identified as coming from Obama’s Senate office, are addressed to “railaaodinga” at a yahoo.com address.

A WND e-mail to the same Obama address generated an automated response and a list of contacts for Obama’s offices. A WND e-mail sent to the Odinga e-mail address didn’t generate a response.

One e-mail purportedly from Obama, dated Dec. 22, 2006, read, “I will kindly wish that all our correspondence [be] handled by Mr Mark Lippert. I have already instructed him. This will be for my own security both for now and in future.”

It is reproduced here with the e-mail address of the person who forwarded it to WND redacted:

Well, color me convinced.  Since it is glaringly obvious that nobody could ever fake something as intricate as an email, I contacted Corsi’s media rep, Tim Bueler, as instructed to do at the bottom of the WND article, to pass on my congratulations regarding this amazing scoop.  I was shocked by Bueler’s totally authentic and in no way completely made up and forged by me response: