This is the ongoing saga of Army physician Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin:
‘Birther’ Doc Charged With Disobeying Orders
August 06, 2010
WASHINGTON -- An Army doctor has been charged with disobeying orders after failing to show up for duty in Afghanistan and questioning whether President 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.
This is disobedience, and worse. For a field grade officer to be seen flagrantly disobeying orders borders on instigating mutiny. Whether Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, in Kenya, or on Mars is besides the point; the system is set up to make the call on it. There is no strength or honor in falling on one's sword like this.
SEAN LINNANE SENDS