Thursday, December 16, 2010

Military Court sentences "birther"

More news from the lunatic fringe...
FORT MEADE, Maryland — An Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questioned President Barack Obama's eligibility to be commander in chief has been sentenced to six months in a military prison and will be dismissed from the Army.

A military jury sentenced Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin on Thursday after three days of court-martial proceedings.

Before sentencing, Lakin had been found guilty of missing a flight that would have gotten him to his eventual deployment.

He also pleaded guilty to disobeying orders to meet with a superior and to report to deploy to Afghanistan.

Besides his sentence, Lakin will pay a potentially heavy financial price.

At 18 years in the Army he was two years short of retirement, which over the course of a lifetime could have added up to an estimated $2 million in retirement pay and benefits, according to NBC News.

In videos posted on YouTube earlier this year, Lakin aligned himself with the so-called "birther" movement, which questions whether Obama is a natural-born citizen as the U.S. Constitution requires for presidents.

It appears that the courts are becoming less tolerant of these moonbats.


LV said...

This action doesn't tell us anything about "the courts." This was a military court; as a member of the military, he was sworn to obey orders, etc. They were probably not all that concerned with his reasoning. As a civilian, he would've been free to hold any opinion he wished, moonbatty or not.

DNY said...

I think the appropriate term of abuse for rightists who are a bit off the deep-end is "wingnuts".

"Moonbats" are leftists who are a bit off the deep-end.

David said...

You have no idea the filings, complaints, etc., that pour into the Calif. AG's office. I had several boxes asking for the CA AG to become a Real Party of Interest in a Habeas Corpus filing by birthers. It is so politically charged I was instructed to bring the request straight to the AG's office himself rather than a deputy AG. Maybe AG/Gov elect Brown was just trying to bury the heaps of evidence in the boxes so they can say they never received such request.