Thursday, December 16, 2010

Birther Army Doctor Convicted

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

LTC Terrence Lakin, an Army doctor from Greeley, Colorado, was convicted in a military trial today of refusing to follow a lawful order.  The officer went on YouTube earlier in the year and announced that he did not believe Barack Obama was the legitimate President, and he (Lakin) was therefore refusing to deploy to Afghanistan.

Why?  Well, Lakin is a birther.   He holds the view that President Obama hasn't proven his place of birth sufficiently well enough to satisfy Lakin and the rest of the kooks who suddenly became Constitutional scholars when a black man moved his belongings into the living quarters of the White House.

Lakin was righteously outraged that this usurper with African roots would dare to run a war and order him anywhere.  He threw down the gauntlet and refused to serve, undoubtedly hoping that he would lead some mass uprising of like-minded officers that would impact the course of history.  But when the dust settled, Lakin was standing by himself.

Another officer, a man who had not had all of the pre-deployment training afforded to LTC Lakin, had to be called in to take his place at the last minute.  That officer, Major Dobson, testified that two days after arriving in Afghanistan their unit suffered a mass casualty attack with sixteen wounded.   Major Dobson said that he was not as well prepared to handle that situation as he would have been if he had the training that Lakin had received.

Terrence Lakin had his moment of glory.  He was proud and indignant, and by golly he  told the world that he didn't have to follow orders that originated from a man whom he regarded as unqualified to be President - regardless of what his Hawaiian birth certificate said or a majority of American voters wanted.

So today the seventeen-year Army veteran was convicted.  He faces a possible three years in prison and being dismissed from the service without his benefits.

And today LTC Lakin is whining.  He is sorry.  He told the court that he doesn't want it to end this way and he wants to continue to serve.  He even admits that he was wrong for trying to push the birther question within the Army.  Whine, whine, whine!

My fear is that Barack Obama,  President Barack Obama, will get personally involved and ask for clemency for this criminal or grant him a pardon.  I hope that doesn't happen.  LTC Lakin disrespected the Commander in Chief, he disrespected the troops for whom he had been trained to provide medical care, and he disrespected the American people.  He isn't worthy to shine Barack Obama's shoes, and he deserves some time behind bars followed by a dishonorable discharge from the military.

And hopefully, the next time he feels compelled to go on YouTube it will be to give us a tour of his cell at Leavenworth!

1 comment:

Xobekim said...

If past is prelude LTC Lakin will also face the loss, perhaps temporary perhaps permanent, of his medical license.

Other physicians who have kicked their heels at fully performing their duties to the military have suffered the additional consequences at the hands of state medical licensing boards.