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what do you guys think about Obama going by a different name when he lived in Indonesia?

Why did he go by the name Barry Soetoro? Is this who he really is? This man has a lot hidden truths!

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:29 PM on Jul. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • hmmm... i doubt it really makes a difference now, hes already president.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:31 PM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • Never heard that before. Can you give more info?

    Answer by micheledo at 7:34 PM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • That was another life time ago. He's now Barack Obama.

    Answer by homealone_10 at 7:35 PM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • http://www.indonesiamatters.com/2952/barry-soetoro/

    I found this link - apparently his mother remarried in Indonesia and he took his stepfather's last name for a while. It's pretty interesting stuff.

    Answer by plylerjones at 7:35 PM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • http://stuckon-stupid.com/2008/08/15/barack-obama-or-islamist-barry-soetoro/

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:36 PM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • Sounds like it was a legitimate name. It wasn't something made up-just took his stepdad's name. As far as the first name, when I have been in another country my name is spelled and pronounced differently because they don't the same name.

    Answer by micheledo at 7:39 PM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • http://washingtonindependent.com/51591/lou-dobbs-hey-why-wont-obama-produce-his-birth-certificate




    Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 PM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • That was another life time ago......yadda, yadda, yadda and........now he's Barack Obama.

    I'd like him to fill in the yadda yadda yadda part...ought to be interesting!

    Oh, and just because your name may be spelled differently or interepreted differently doesn't make it a LEGAL NAME CHANGE. Obama had a legal name change...so where is the paper trail on that?! Obama is not the English equivalent of Soetoro!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:45 PM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • I'm sorry, but how is this relevant to the position he holds?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:51 PM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • Maybe you didn't catch it, but I was referring to the FIRST name - Barrak and Barry could just be the difference in language. I don't like what Obama is doing at all. I can't stand his policies and the things he is pushing through Congress. I am on the blackberry tonight, but if I get a chance to get on the computer I will check out the links. From that another poster said though, the last name was a step parents. If that is true, then it seems like those against Obama are making a big deal about something that is not important. Why waste our battles on stupid stuff, fight about his healthcare plans or these new credit card laws instead!

    Answer by micheledo at 7:53 PM on Jul. 21, 2009

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