The famous Army doctor Lt. Col. Terrance Lakin who refused to deploy with his unit because the President was “not a native born American” has pleaded guilty to one count and is expected to be booted from the Army two years short of retirement. Obviously, he should not go to prison when others who do not deploy for other reasons are just booted. Losing his retirement and benefits as well as a less than honorable discharge for failure to obey a lawful order should work. The Colonel let the troops down. Doctors with his skill are needed. The issue was one for the electors and Congress to decide. The issue was brought before the courts, can we allow everyone to be the judge of qualifications beyond their own vote? This war did not start with President Obama. It was duly authorized by the Congress of the United States. The order was confirmed by the Secretary of Defense who was appointed by President G. W. Bush who everyone acknowledges was born in America. I do not see the basis even if I buy his assumption. What I do see is a man who let the Army down when he was called. That is below the honor of an officer and he does not deserve that title. Some want him persecuted because of his deeply held political beliefs. I don’t buy into that either. The man is either a courageous patriot sacrificing himself to bring attention to an injustice or he lost his mind. Either way, it is not worth wasting another dime on him to make a point. We can use doctors out here. Send him to some high needs area for a year in exchange for freedom. If the left doesn’t understand why not imprison him, just pretend he said that he doesn’t want to die for oil in Bush’s war. Those people weren’t imprisoned. The Lt. Colonel was a highly decorated flight surgeon and an American hero. It is a shame that it came to this. All he asked to see was the birth certificate, I wonder if it would have been more advantageous to produce it. What’s your view courageous or dumb?