LTC Terry Lakin conviction triggers congressional investigation, Lt. General Thomas McInerney, Judge Lind unfair, Citizen Wells open thread, December 11, 2010
LTC Terry Lakin conviction triggers congressional investigation, Lt. General Thomas McInerney, Judge Lind unfair
“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans
From World Net Daily December 10, 2010.
“Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney predicts the incoming Republican-controlled House of Representatives will launch an investigation if Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is convicted in next week’s court martial.
Lakin is on trial for refusing to obey orders to deploy to Afghanistan. He challenged the orders because he questions President Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as commander-in-chief of the armed forces. His court martial is scheduled to begin Dec. 14.
“It looks like he’s not being treated fairly,” said McInerney in an interview Friday on Denver talk radio station KHOW.
“It’s important that he gets a fair trial, which means discovery. Since the Army will not allow that I believe in the final analysis that this will be overturned, but he may have to go to the slammer in Ft. Leavenworth.”
Lakin had hoped through the discovery process to force Obama to produce documentary evidence demonstrating his birth and citizenship status so that Obama’s authority to give orders as commander-in-chief would be demonstrated or disproven.
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As reported earlier by WND, court martial judge Col. Denise Lind, however, simply declared the orders received by Lakin were valid. Lind refused to allow Lakin to address the underlying eligibility issues and limited the scope of the trial to whether Lakin had knowingly disobeyed orders.
McInerney called on Congress to “do its job” and determine whether Obama is constitutionally eligible to serve as president.
“[Lakin] really had a very important point. He is not a birther, he is a constitutionalist,” said McInerney. “Now it shouldn’t be the job of a lieutenant colonel and flight surgeon in the U.S. Army to be the constitutionalist. It’s the job of the Congress and the executive agency to do that. But we’ve had 44 presidents of the United States and only one, the current president, has not shown a valid birth certificate.”
McInerney suggested Lakin is certain to be convicted if the court martial proceeds.”
“”The judge in this particular case said I do not know enough about the Army to be able to understand the Army’s position on the Uniform Code of Military Justice,” said McInerney, who added he once commanded an army division in Alaska as part of a joint Army-Air Force command.
“I am intimately familiar with the Uniform Code of Military Justice,” said McInerney. “But you get a judge … who says that I as a three-star general who had general court martial authority do not know enough about the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Dr. Terry Lakin is not going to get a fair trial in this particular proceeding.””
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