September 2nd, 2010
03:07 PM ET
11 years ago

Judge removes ‘birther’ elements from Army doc's court martial

(Updated at 6:30 p.m. ET)

- A judge on Thursday denied a request for President Barack Obama to testify at a court martial for a U.S. Army flight surgeon who refused to deploy to Afghanistan until he saw proof that Obama was born in the United States.

The judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, said any evidence or witnesses related to Obama's citizenship is irrelevant to the charges against Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, who has 17 years of service in the U.S. military.

After failing to deploy with his unit in April, Lakin was charged with missing a movement, disobeying a lawful order and dereliction of duty.

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soundoff (76 Responses)
  1. Steve

    This "officer" apparently doesn't understand the chain of command. He must obey his commanding officer who cut his deployment orders. But sadly, this man has been drinking to much tea lately, and has impared judgment. Anyway, enjoy your time in the Brig.

    September 2, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. Lucy

    Grow up officer!

    September 2, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    One has to laugh.

    September 2, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  4. diridi

    this judge is a smart guy. If he is not jus soli citizen, he would not be president. well, GOP, thugs sent me the DVD called Obsession...and did robocalls....what happened, He won, with thumping majority....348/140 electorate vote.John McCain lost, lost his mind too....,..what a defeat..GOP thugs do not have brain...with this....bunch of idiots...messed this nation like a "HELL". True, true, true, and nothing but truth....

    September 2, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  5. Lover of America

    Stench from the Bench doesn't think it's important to America whether or not Obama is a US citizen.

    Whatever black robe –

    September 2, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  6. anotherGDlefty

    Let me guess activist miltary judge ?

    Strip this birther bozo of everything, put him in a cell for a couple of years and then dishonorably discharge him.

    Seems pretty simple.

    September 2, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  7. BlackBarbie

    Discharge him ASAP!

    September 2, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  8. Ross

    Send him to prison where the coward belongs!

    September 2, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  9. Dan

    Just as I thought. You're going to prison!

    September 2, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  10. colowest

    What I'd like to know is why isn't this traitor in solitary at Gitmo being tried for treason?

    He deliberately and publicly disobeyed orders in wartime, and that is treason, pure and simple.

    September 2, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  11. earlytorise

    The president has never proven to anybody he was born a native born American ever. This seems to be a no brainer either he is or he is not. Issue solved, for everbody just show it , I can't see why this cannot be produced every Pesident from Washington to Bush would have proudly shown it to all.

    September 2, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  12. NamVet

    Correct ruling by the judge.

    September 2, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  13. Bob Pacific Grove, Ca

    A soldier must follow orders. Failure to do so will result in a court martial. That's currently what's happening now. Its that simple.

    September 2, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  14. Jill

    YAY! Now send this traitor to the stockade!

    September 2, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  15. geecee

    Good for you judge, bad for you military deserter and hate-monger. You want to believe all the lies about our President because you just cannot believe he got elected – imagine a Black man with the name Barack Hussein Obama. No, can't be true. Yeah, it is!!! Live with it. He was elected fair and square, legally, through majority of voters. For 4 whole years!!

    September 2, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  16. TOTALFACT from a veteran Army Retiree an ex-Democrat!

    NO JUDGE you're wrong it is most definitely inot irrevelant. The soldier has every right to question this traitor. After reading up on what Obama done to the CIA and his program of change and making the questioning of terrorist to be handled according to the Military SOP for prisoners. He as same as tied their hands and stopped the interrogration of the Al Qaeda prisoners. He is doing everything according to a plan. That plan is an ISLAM one of the total destruction of the U.S. You backers of his had better heed what the hades is going on with this man. He is not a citizen of the U.S. and he is definitely not a patriot. WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

    September 2, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  17. larry

    Jusr put the coward in jail. there is no use for a coward inthe military.

    September 2, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  18. Shirley in California

    Good. Now let this nutcase aka racist get his due punishment.

    September 2, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  19. tamarac

    Good the judge did the correct thing.

    September 2, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  20. Publius 13

    Thank you, Judge. Occasionally, sanity and reasonableness carry the day.

    September 2, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  21. Lawrence

    I saw this military guy on TV and explained his side of the story. He should go the prison for not following orders and using OBAMA as an excuse.

    September 2, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  22. Dave

    Thank you!

    September 2, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  23. Lynn

    The Army officer is simply a deserter, put him in the same category as Palin, who deserted her Governor position..

    September 2, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  24. Just A Thought.

    He deserves what he gets, This guy is dangerous to our society.
    He is color blind and most likely a RACIST RACIAST RACIST.
    We need to get losers out of leadership.

    September 2, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  25. Voice of Reason

    This just in! Same totally-biased, left-winger, conspiratorial, socialist-loving, pinko-commie judge refuses to listen to other perfectly legitimate claims of AWOL servicemen: "I was AWOL due to Mind-control by the Chinese..."; "I was abducted by Extraterrestrials..."; "I'm in love with Bigfoot, and carrying his child..."

    September 2, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
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