Court papers filed Thursday show that prison officials twice rejected requests by inmate Ahmed Omar Abu Ali to read "Dreams from my Father" and "The Audacity of Hope."
The books contained material "potentially detrimental to national security," prison officials said in two separate rejections from August and September.
On Friday, bureau spokeswoman Traci Billingsley said the bureau reversed course in November and let him read the books.
Damn. All you people rooting around for the birth certificate and the secret Muslim decoder ring were missing it: Virginia's Bureau of Prisons already knew the real top-secret Obama shit was in the books.
Which may only go to prove that nobody actually ever read them.