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Charges for Army Dr. who refused deployment because he is a birther, what should happen to him?

WASHINGTON – An Army doctor has been charged with disobeying orders after failing to show up for duty in Afghanistan and questioning whether President Barack Obama has the right to order him there.

Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at Fort Belvoir, Va.

The Greeley, Colo., native did not report to Fort Campbell, Ky., in April to prepare for deployment.

Lakin said in a YouTube video that he chose to disobey orders and was inviting his own court-martial. He says he wants to see Obama's birth certificate as proof Obama was born in the U.S., as presidents must be, and thus that the deployment order for Afghanistan is legal.

Hawaiian officials say they have records proving Obama was born there, but so-called birthers challenge that.


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:56 AM on Aug. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Sounds like he realized he was going to be in a war and now he is trying to find a way to get out of it.

    Answer by Youngwifey2 at 12:08 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Sounds like a lame excuse. Really is that all he could come up with.

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 11:58 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Just a ploy.  Sorry but he needs to be court marshaled.  He doesn't have a leg to stand on.  Plain silly


    Answer by mommom2000 at 11:59 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • He should be sent to the looney bin with all the other wackos.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 11:59 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • He's looking for 15 minutes of fame.

    Answer by layh41407 at 11:59 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • I think they so throw his conniving buttocks in Leavenworth.

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:09 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • <> I am not saying he wasn't born in Hawaii...but...the cert shown was a short form which at the time issued was the same one used for home births and such..all you had to do was show up and say a baby was born. The whole thing could be put to rest by releasing the long form lists the hospital and doctor..among other info. It would seem much easier to release the long one..they had no problem releasing the short one...than to spend millions fighting it.

    I think this case is interesting. If they court marshall him, his defense will revolve around a "birth cert". The govt won't be able to prove it's case without proving the pres is a citizen. The defense has all right to request the cert through is part and parcel of the defense. I am curious to see how it goes.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 1:46 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • You can google Obamas birth certificate and see it.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 12:22 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Court Marshall, dishonorable discharge, and well he's already made himself a laughing stock.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:31 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Hah. Good luck with that. It would seem to me that the current sitting president is still the CIC, no matter what this guy says, he is legally serving as such.

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 1:03 PM on Aug. 6, 2010