Please Pardon Lieutenant Colonel Lakin
Whatever surreptitious scheming lay behind President Obama's obfuscation of his birthplace, he should sympathize with those who were injured by his actions, such as Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin. Court-martialed and imprisoned for refusing to obey a command from a president he did not consider legitimate, Lieutenant Colonel Lakin will be released from the brig this Saturday, May 14, 2011.
Now that the President has made public the long form of his birth certificate and Lieutenant Colonel Larkin's main issue, will he permit Lieutenant Colonel Lakin to live with the ignominy of a dishonorable discharge? Hopefully not! No juvenile juggling of background information can justify the imprisonment of a person.