I have not taken much notice of the “Birther movement in the USA… another stupid little organisation which probably got bored with the 8/11 “inside job” rubbish and the Moon Landing hoax delusion. But it seems that one “Birther” is so fervent in his views that he faces a stretch in prison.
According to the Guardian Lt Colonel Terrence Lakin, a US army doctor, faces up to three and a half years in jail after he was found guilty by a court martial yesterday of willfully missing a flight when deployed to Afghanistan
All of this is because he doubts Barack Obama's right to be president. On Tuesday he pleaded guilty to one of the two charges – failing to follow an order to meet with a superior and failure to report for duty at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He pleaded not guilty to the second count, relating to missing a flight to take him to the military base, but was convicted of that charge by the military jury.
At his hearing, Lakin told the jury that he had been "praying and soul searching. I believed there was a question that needs to be answered to ensure a valid chain of command. But I had asked every question, done everything else I could short of disobeying orders, without success
If Lakin had a proper cause then I might have some small sympathy with him… or at least maybe understand where he was coming from even if I didn’t agree with his stance.
But to become a martyr for such a fatuous cause? I think not. Lakin is clearly an idiot.