FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (9)
  1. Herman Glimsher says:


  2. Richard Waybright says:

    Obama could end all of that controversy by just making his birth certificate public. By hiding it he invites the questions.

    I hope that Obama has the decency to commute the guys sentence.

    1. Blueberry says:

      His mother was American right? End of story. He could have been born in East Jablip. If one parent is an American citizen then the child is one too. That’s 5th grade social studies. And another point when you lose your certificate nowadays they don’t replace it with a copy of your birth certificate. You are given what they call a certificate of live birth.

      This whole birther movement weakens the republican party and makes them look ignorant. I look forward to the debates in 2012. Hopefully they will stick to what’s really important.

  3. Blue Skies says:

    Pretty funny how after he was found guilty he re-canted his story and said that he never meant for it to get this far and would no deploy with his unit. You are an Officer in the US Army what did you think was going to happen?

    I’m a Republican in the highest tax bracket and I’m proud ot say I’ll be supporting Obama in 2012!

  4. Leigh Ann Erdman says:


  5. Pound says:

    Can somebody please name for me 1; just 1 piece of Legislation that this congress created and put in place? Can you all please stop Obama Bashing and create some Jobs. and if you hate the current healthcare law so much please create one that is better….PUT UP OR SHUT UP… The country needs to TAX and CUT, End the bush era tax cuts and cut governement spending. any plan that does not do both will faile

  6. Bob says:

    First of all Blue Skies is either a liar or a moron. Second of all I agree that this whole debate could be ended if the president would just show the people the proof, very simple. And lastly we do not need to tax and cut as Pound puts it. We need to “cut” and change the tax laws so everyone pays their fair share. Make a “reasonable” tax rate that is competitive to keep business here in the US and remove the majority of the loopholes and deductions for personal returns. The system as it stands that has lower income families paying nothing, the richest paying 80% and the middle class paying the balance is nuts. Oh wait, that wouldn’t work it would put too many accountants and IRS agents out of a job. We couldn’t have that and it wouldn’t be fair for the lower class to pay their fair share either now would it?

  7. laughing at u dummies like ha, ha, ha says:

    regardless of his beliefs he was under oath as a soldier and his duty was to deploy..not going meant he was awol..its the same as when muhammad ali dodged the draft…jail time it is..oh and Obama is an American plain and simple..idk what the big deal is Bush wanted to change legislation anyways so Arnold could get over it…oh and do you really believe he could get on the ticket without being an us citizen..the real powers that be know Obama is an American..

    1. chalkie says:

      No, even the ones with power don’t know if he is a U.S. citizen. If you want to be technical about it, once he was adopt by his step father in Indonesia, he was no langer a U.S. citizen. Now back to the story at hand. He just didn’t want to deploy. There is enough idiots that join the service to get a education, but when its time for them to step up they all cry the same things. From its against my religion to any other excuse they can figure out. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO FIGHT THEN DON”T JOIN THE MILITARY!!! Its that plain and simple!!

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