Could Obama Hold Security Clearance?
Questions for Barack Obama….
Below are some of the questions that an applicant for a security clearance or a public trust position would have to answer. In addition to questions about Barack Obam’s birthplace and paternity, there remains the nagging feeling that Obama, as candidate for President of the United States, has not been scrutinized the way any ordinary applicant for security clearance would be. Due to the fact that Obama is scheduled to occupy the highest imaginable position of public trust we deserve to learn more about his qualifications and eligibility. We learned more in 24 hours about “Joe the Plumber” than we have ever learned about Barack Obama. Most importantly, why is Obama refusing to authorize the original long form birth certificate on file in Hawaii. Those questions will be addressed elsewhere. Here we are mainly concerned with his fitness from a national security standpoint.
All of these questions appear on Standard Form 86 (SF 86) “Questionnaire for National Security Positions” which can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/sf.asp
There is also SF 85 “Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions that asks some of the same questions.
Do you have or have you had close and/or continuing contact with foreign nationals within the last 7 years with whom you, your spouse, or your cohabitant are bound by affection, influence, and/or obligation? Include associates, as well as relatives, not already listed in Question 18. (A foreign national is defined as any person who is not a citizen or national of the U.S.)
Have you or any of your immediate family members been asked to provide advice or serve as a consultant, even informally, by any foreign government official or agency?
Have you or any of your immediate family members had any contact with a foreign government, its establishment (embassies, consulates, agencies, or military services), or its representatives, whether inside or outside the U.S.?
Have you sponsored any foreign citizen to come to the U.S. as a student, for work, or for permanent residence?
Have you EVER held or do you now hold a passport that was issued by a foreign government?
Have you EVER illegally used a controlled substance while possessing a security clearance; while employed as a law enforcement officer, prosecutor, or courtroom official; or while in a position directly and immediately affecting the public safety?
In the last 7 years, have you illegally used any controlled substance, for
narcotics (opium, morphine, codeine, heroin, etc.), stimulants (amphetamines,
depressants (barbiturates, methaqualone, tranquilizers, etc.), hallucinogenics
etc.) or prescription drugs (including painkillers)? Use of a controlled substance
experimenting with or otherwise consuming any controlled substance.
Do you now hold or have you EVER held multiple citizenships?