Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hell No, He Won't Go

Army doctor Lt. Col. Terry Lakin has refused to accept deployment to Afghanistan on the grounds that his orders to provide care for wounded soldiers come from Barack Obama, who is not his legal Commander-in-Chief. According to Lt. Col. Lakin, Obama was not born in the United States and therefore blah, blah, blah. The Army -- and let's hope it does -- may court-martial Dakin. If you ask me, what he's doing is akin to desertion and it's certainly arrant insubordination. Dakin's arresting officer won a Congressional Medal of Honor for his service in Vietnam; one can only imagine the contempt in which he holds the Lt. Col.

Am I missing something here? Lt. Col. Dakin can believe that Osama Bin Laden is Secretary of Defense for all I care. As a soldier, isn't he supposed to set this aside? No one has ordered him to strafe civilians or commit other war crimes. Barack Obama received 75,000,000 votes; the Chief Justice of the United States swore him into office as Dakin's Commander-in-Chief. The Army has plenty of legal resources, any of whom would have been glad to tell him that Barack Obama is legally President of the United States and that Dakin, whatever his misguided and nutso personal beliefs, was obliged to follow orders. Period. But, no: He chooses to associate the United States Army with the likes of this...

About Damn Time Dept: Hank Williams win a Pulitzer Prize...

Providence Mall and Post Office...

In Walthall, MI, it's 1953 and holding. But this country has moved beyond color?...

The greatest album cover in the history of album covers, bar none...

These pictures of a great blue heron on the hunt are amazing...

10 comments:

Foxessa said...

Is this guy mentally disturbed?

That's probably a moot question because anyone who believes the POTUS was born in Kenya has to be either a few bricks short of a load or insane.

Love, c.

Roy said...

Toss him in the stockade and throw away the key.

And that's cool news on Hank Williams; it's about time that body of work was recognized!

K. said...

It's a hard one to figure. This guy is a Lt. Col., not some addled kid. He's been around the block and knows -- or ought to know -- that his personal opinion counts for squat, and that he'll get eviscerated if it comes to what would be a very brief court martial. Maybe he wants to run for office in Idaho and this is a way of establishing his bona fides.

TaraDharma said...

That idiot needs a psych eval. I'm getting so sick of these ignorant slobs...they are beyond redemption, apparently.

I remember that album cover - my dad had it! Don't you just want to dive in?

Annette said...

Another idiot in the Orly Taitz camp.. we can only hope she represents him...lol

I think they need to Court Martial all of these idiots and leave them in jail forever... He is giving up 18 years of service for this stupid play... Yet, he didn't hesitate when Bush invaded a country illegally nor did he ask if Bush was really president, after he stole at least one if not two elections... That's what always amazes me about these people.

K. said...

TD: "Don't you just want to dive in?" Yes, but don't tell T.!

A: Perfect choice for his lawyer! She can perform his dental work in the stockade, too! Can you imagine that person coming at you with a dentist's drill? It would be worse than this.

tnlib said...

Doesn't say much for the Army's mental health advisors.

I have such a dental phobia that I couldn't even watch your video!

K. said...

My old boss grew up in such a poor section of the country that -- according to him -- the dentist didn't use anesthetic. He was not prone to hyperbole or story telling, either.

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