Military affirms Army birther’s sentence

FORT MEADE — The commander of the Military District of Washington is affirming the six-month prison sentence of an Army doctor who disobeyed deployment orders because he doubted President Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as commander-in-chief.

A spokeswoman said Friday that Army Maj. Gen. Karl Horst has approved the findings and sentence of Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin’s court-martial in December.

Lakin was sentenced to six months at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, for refusing to go to Afghanistan.

In online videos posted on YouTube, Lakin aligned himself with the so-called “birther” movement that questions whether Obama is a natural-born citizen, as the Constitution requires for presidents.

Lakin’s sentence also includes dismissal from the armed services.

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  1. Sounds like a coward to me! Sounds as though he wanted to ride the military gravy train until he could get all he could and when asked to pay up (serve his Country) he fell back on the birther movement!! He didn’t mind cashing that check every two weeks nor cashing in on those GREAT Obama sponsored benefits DID HE? That’s right, court martial his a&& and get him away from brave young men and women who serve our great nation and Commander in Cheif with distinction!!!!