Apr 16 2010
‘Birther’ Lt. Col. Terry Lakin to be court-martialed for refusing order to deploy to Afghanistan
An Army doc who refuses to go to Afghanistan until President Obama produces a birth certificate will face court-martial.
Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, a decorated military man who has become a part of the fringe “birther” movement – which believes President Obama was not born in the United States – could face a dishonorable discharge for failing to obey orders, MSNBC reported on Tuesday. The 18-year veteran came out in support of the largely discredited conspiracy theorists at the end of March, proclaiming he would “disobey” his “illegal” orders to deploy.
“I believe all servicemen and women, and the American people, deserve the truth about President Obama’s constitutional eligibility to the office of the presidency and the commander in chief,” he said in a video statement posted on YouTube on March 30. The Bronze Star Medal recipient refuses to go to Afghanistan for a second tour until Obama releases his birth certificate showing he was, in fact, born in the U.S.
“Seeking out public office, especially the highest in our land, means you must uphold the Constitution, Mr. President, and confirm your eligibility,” Lakin said in the video.
The Army doctor was informed of his court-martial by his brigade commander, and his Pentagon building pass and laptop have been seized, MSNBC reported. Safeguard Our Constitution