‘Birther’ doctor admits to defying his orders

December 15, 2010

By Associated Press

FORT MEADE, Md. | An Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questioned President Obama‘s eligibility for office 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. Lt. Col. Lakin, a 17-year veteran, faces up to 18 months in prison and dismissal from the Army when he is sentenced on that charge.

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.

A military jury will decide Lt. Col. Lakin‘s eventual sentence, but he won’t be able to raise the topic he wanted to as part of his original defense: whether Mr. Obama was born in the U.S. and therefore under the Constitution can serve as commander in chief. In September, a military judge ruled that whether Mr. Obama is qualified under the Constitution to hold office is not legally relevant in Lt. Col. Lakin‘s case.

In videos posted on YouTube, the soldier aligned himself with so-called “birthers” who question whether Mr. Obama is a natural-born citizen as the Constitution requires for presidents. Lt. Col. Lakin, a flight surgeon, said in the videos that any reasonable person looking at available evidence would have questions about Mr. Obama‘s eligibility to be president and that he had “no choice” but to disobey orders. He said he would “gladly deploy” if Mr. Obama‘s original birth certificate were released and proved authentic.

Officials in Hawaii say they have seen and verified Mr. Obama‘s original 1961 birth certificate, which is on record with that state. But birthers have not been satisfied with that assurance or the “Certification of Live Birth” the president has released. The certification is a digital document that is a record of a person’s birth in the state, but the certificate does not list the name of the hospital where Mr. Obama‘s mother gave birth or the physician who delivered him.

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