HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — An Army doctor from Greeley who disobeyed deployment orders because he doubted President Obama’s birth records is free from military confinement at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

A Fort Leavenworth spokesman says Terry Lakin was released Friday after serving five months of a six-month sentence for refusing to go to Afghanistan.terry lakin Army Birther Lakin Released From Leavenworth

Lt. Col. Lakin of Greeley, Colo., pleaded guilty in December to disobeying orders and was convicted of missing a flight that would have gotten him to his eventual deployment Lakin was tried at Fort Meade.

The doctor had aligned himself in YouTube videos with the so-called “birther” movement that questioned whether Obama is a natural-born citizen, as the Constitution requires for presidents.

The White House put the controversy largely to rest last month by releasing the president’s detailed Hawaii birth certificate.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (40)
  1. Dana says:


    1. Deni Makhoul says:

      he’s a giant idiot but a way of getting out of going going to Afghanistan

      1. jo says:

        Now if the Prez would get the rest of the troops out of Afghanistan this can be avoided in the future. After all Osama Bin Laden has been neutralized “mission accomplished!”

    2. Montana says:

      Dishonorable discharge Terry Lakin, is a fool, who needs him!

      Our president had already showed his US birth Certificate to;

      1. Get a US Passport; http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2008/03/20/obamas_passport_files_hacked/

      2. Become a US Senator;

      I feel sorry for all the little Birthers, It’s not their fault; it’s your families’ fault that taught you that you were better than other people based on race, creed ethnicity, color, nationality or sex, in short they engrained in you their hate (what a legacy).

      But you know at some point you need to grow up and act like an adult and think for yourself and distinguish what is true and what is BS.

      But there is where the little Birthers find yourself because we all know it was never about a birth certificate or grades, because we all know you want to go around wearing white sheets, burn crosses and hang people who are not like you, we know that your growth is stunted in your hate, and hate is what this is all about, you will never win anymore, and I feel sorry for all of you.

      I can only imagine when our President is re-elected what you phonies will lie about next. Oh, and just know, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it’s a duck, the little Birthers are a bunch of racists!

  2. Amanda says:

    Wow….what a fool

  3. blossom says:

    Just proves that you can still be an idot even if you go to school and become a doctor.

    1. daniella says:

      whats wrong with you americans. you try to rule the world without setting examples. you preach democracy and all, and yet your president does not have a birth cert that is not questionable. he is not an idiot. you all are. your country is so indebted, and heading towards G-d Knows hat, and you sit and pass judgement on a man who loves his country , has served his country and now wants to know if a usurper sits in the w house. and you call him stupid. take a good look at the mirror.

      1. sally says:

        He’s more than stupid. He is an American Terrorist, trying to undermine the Presidency from within.

    2. al says:

      So blossom, believing in something makes a person an idot? Is this mean that you are calling yourself an idot because YOU believe Larkin’s believe is wrong??? Think about. Smile

      1. sally says:

        Lakin’s belief was wrong. It was motivated by hate for a black president. Weep not for Lakin. The book deal will be in his lap in a few days, the radio show to follow, and he will be a Fox contributor. Undermining the U.S. government is the new fast way to becoming a millionaire.

  4. Angela Prather says:

    So he risked his military career over stupidity?! What an idiot!!!!

  5. Go4it says:

    Obama’s Birth Certificate is a forgery….His father is not a US Citizen…so he is not eligible anyway, regardless of where he was born.

    1. booberry says:

      your a forgery get over it he won loser

    2. joey jo jo says:

      @Go4it, you’re as much as an idiot as Lakin and every other afterbirther out there. Get ready for four more years.

      1. Deni Makhoul says:

        we can hope.

    3. Sean says:

      So stupid. You shouldn’t even be allowed to vote!

    4. Dan Verg says:

      moron, even if BOTH his parents were not US citizens, he still is eligible by virtue of having been born in the US. ANYONE born in the US is a natural born citizen, regardless of whatever fantasies ignorant illiterate teabagger idiots wanna concoct. Read the Constitution you clam to love so mush, imbecile.

    5. sally says:

      You are totally ignorant.
      Mexicans cross the border illegally to give birth to their babies so they will become U.S. citizens. Where do you get your misinformation? The consittution doesn’t require both parents be citizens. That would make all babies born of GI’s and their war brides from other countries noncitizens. You are totally ignorant.

  6. booberry says:

    what a moron ruining his Military Career over stupidity, now let the fool go home and ponder his future as he flip burgers for Mcdonalds.

  7. ObamaNOTnaturalborncitizen says:

    I have never seen a bunch of fools all assembled in one forum….This military officer has every damn right to disobey unlawful orders from a usurper of our Constitution. You people are so dumb, you don’t even realize how dumb you are. A Presidential candidate needs to be born to a mother and father that are BOTH US citizens…THAT is what a naturalized citizen means…WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE ??? I am ashamed that this country has the dumbest people on the planet. LEARN THE FACTS, LEARN THE TRUTH, JUST LEARN…….

    1. Dan Verg says:

      you actually are THE dumbest and most ignorant of all the fool assembled in this forum. Everyone born in the US is a natural born citizen regardless of the nationality of EITHER or BOTH of his parents. Natural born citizen means that the person was a citizen of the US from the moment of birth (and EVERYONE born in US soil is, per the Constitution) as opposed to having acquired American citizenship later on (which is called naturalization). Get an education before you try to pretend you know facts, you ignorant buffoon. If BOTH is parents were Kenyan, Obama would still be a natural born citizen by virtue of his birth in US soil. You know what’s funnier than an ignorant teabagger such as yourself? An ignorant teabagger who gets angry at people who don’t share his ignorance and stupidity, like the example you so hilariously provided.

      1. Ray Whitney says:

        In this Country we have the right to act as we see fit,evan if others do not agree.His actions did not hurt anyone but himself.When you take our Right to disagree peacefully away -enough said. If all were held responsible for our actions there would be less problems. He is paying the price for his and isn’t complaining.We should respect this.I personaly do not agree with what he did but do respect his Right to his opinion.

    2. sally says:

      Your racial hatred blinds you to FACTS. Both parents do NOT have to be citizens. We would have an awful lot of non-citizens born to servicemen who marriy women from other countries. Duhhhhhh
      Obama FOREVER!!

  8. Pat says:

    My hunch: this doctor received his medical eduation thanks to the US military and that is why he was serving in the first place. It was part of the deal . . . and @Go4it, where did you ever get the idea that the citizenship of a father defines the citizenship of someone born in this country? Hawaii is a full-fledged state.

  9. ed says:

    Lakin Is an idiot and coward and should have sort for more sensible excuse that this which qualifies him to a fool.

  10. Deni Makhoul says:

    All you birthers and deathers and all those BSers can just go bugger off

  11. pararon says:

    Better read your Constitution again brainiac….

  12. pararon says:

    I wouldn’t trust that birth certificate to be legal anymore than I trust Rambama to tell the truth ….

    1. sally says:

      I think you don’t trust the birth certificate because you are a total liar.
      Two birth certificates have been presented by the State of Hawaii. You are accusing the state of hawaii of lying. You’re sick.

      1. Richard Rael says:

        Sally the second one is phtoshopped.

  13. Colorado says:

    Lt. Col. Lakin, I salute you. You stood your ground for principle when our President spent millions suppressing his past from birth through college. Now he inviltes high quality folks like Common to the WH. O.K., libs, take your shot at me – I expect it!

    1. sally says:

      The president didn’t pay to suppress anything. He paid for representation when he was sued by idiots who hate an intelligent black president. Next they are going for his college grades (refuse orders, anyone??)and “they” say he has a Connecticut social security number. These hatemongers will lie and say anything to undermine the presidency. They work for the Taliban. They are American Terrorists.

  14. pararon says:

    Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the JURISDICTION thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. 11 million Mexicans can’t be wrong, right ????

  15. pararon says:

    Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the JURISDICTION thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. 11 million Mexicans can’t be wrong, right ???? Hope we can get his retirement reinstated, he’s one of the few men with BALLS…

  16. Al says:

    @ Dan Verg: Know the requirement for the U.S. Presidential position then know what is the official meaning of a natural born citizen or what is considered a U.S. citizen means. Google it. I will give you a hint: It’s not coming into our U.S. country illegal. What you want to make “Natural Born Citizenship” to mean is not what the official accepted meaning. Also. this is why we should not allow for any child born in the U.S.A. be automatically be a U.S.A. citizen IF their parents came into our country illegally. The requirements should be upheld at a higher level so to sustain our true U.S.A. citizenships. Just like in any other country’s citizenship requirements. We should continue to have our type requriement also. Thou it may be true that anyone being born in the soil in the U.S.A. is of “Natural Born” because after all they are in fact born in the U.S. soil but anyone being born in the U.S. is not necessarily a U.S. citizen. You have to be a legal U.S. natural born citizen in order that one can fulfill the requirements to hold office as the President of the U.S.A. This concept was drawn up and required by our mostly, except maybe two or three, Christian “Founding Fathers” to avoid and they knew the protenial for the President to side with another country’s views, interest, etc. And as for your statements, “An ignorant teabagger who gets angry at people who don’t share his ingorance andstupidity, …..”, have you read what your are saying and step back to see who is angry? Who’s the one making alligation, assumptions, and name calling with hatred, etc.???? Can you tell who’s comments reveal who is angry and frastrated? This is what I mean about liberalism. They get angry and try to twist things around when in fact that they are the ones who are in the wrong. Smile

  17. sally says:

    Next we will have someone refuse orders to Afghanistan becuase Obama won’t release his c ollege grades, or he used a Conn. Social Security number, and other fairy tales the deluded Republicans live under. They are the American terrorists working hand in hand with Al Queda. Thankfully, the former Lt. Col. has discharged from the Army, and will receive no pension. He willl be super rich when he gets his radio show and book deal. Let’s not shed tears for this traitor.

  18. Chuck S. says:

    Wow! Glad I moved out of Colorado. Look, this guy might easily weighed his options and decided he didn’t want to be where it would be easier to get shot. If he actually is a birther is irrelevant. He preferred to do some jail time and get out. I don’t know what kind of a doctor he is but he can probably make enough on the outside to make up for any pension losses. His concern is whether or not he can look in the mirror and feel o.k. and I guess he can. If he really was that afraid of going overseas then he would be more of a liability than a benefit to the troops. The end. Also, if there are still birthers listening why don’t you contact your U.S. Senator and demand an impeachment of Obama. Wouldn’t it be great to prove that the doctor and hospital, the state of Hawaii, Obama’s mother, Obama’s attorneys, the Democratic Party, etc. ALL engaged in a conspiracy on the day he was born because they knew he would obviously run for POTUS some day.

  19. Rod Sims says:

    Why say the matter was ”largely put to rest?” It’s never enough for the kooks they have been promoting this lie!

  20. kimmie says:

    Please stop pulling the “racist” frickin card! Lakin’s actions had nothing to do with a black president! Please! Nor do I believe he was trying to get out of deployment. He had major doubts of obama’s birth place and I did and I STILL DO! Why, if his bc is legit and if he was born here in Hawaii, why did it take him so long to come public with it??? I’m in full support of Lakin and for standing up for something he was passionate about.

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