"Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, the State Department has released passport records of Stanley Ann Dunham, President Obama's mother – but records for the years surrounding Obama's 1961 birth are missing.
The State Department claims a 1980s General Services Administration directive resulted in the destruction of many passport applications and other "non-vital" passport records, including Dunham's 1965 passport application and any other passports she may have applied for or held prior to 1965.
Destroyed, then, would also be any records shedding light on whether Dunham did or did not travel out of the country around the time of Barack Obama's birth..." (source)
Personally, I am not preoccupied with Obama's birth place. He's already President and already done a ton of damage. I do believe the issue should have been fully vetted before the election and I do understand people's concerns. So, though I don;t think Birthers should be demonized the way Bill O'Reilly does...I also don;t think there's much point getting worked up about it this late in the game.
That being said, if this new revelation about Obama's mom having missing passport dates is true...it will only add to the 'illigitimate presdient' ferver and that is a distraction from the REAL ISSUES at hand.