MSNBC is reporting that an Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questions President Barack Obama's citizenship pleaded guilty Tuesday to one of two charges against him. Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin of Greeley, Colo., pleaded guilty in a military court to a charge that included not meeting with a superior when ordered to do so and not reporting to duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Lakin faces up to 18 months in prison and dismissal from the Army. He pleaded not guilty to a second charge of missing a flight he was required to be on, and the court martial proceeding continued on that count.
In videos posted on YouTube, Lakin had aligned himself with so-called Birthers, who question whether Obama is a natural-born citizen, as the U.S. Constitution requires for presidents. The veteran of 18 years in the Army disobeyed orders to report earlier this year to Fort Campbell to prepare for deployment, saying he believed that the orders were illegal. Uh-huh. His last name is Lakin? If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black, pun intended. The Birthers, who are led by Orly Taitz, a woman born in Russia who has been a U.S. citizen for less than a decade, will probably try to make this coward into a hero. Obviously Lakin didn't like the Army. Maybe he'll like prison better.
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