Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, a Bronze star recipient, is refusing to deploy to Afghanistan because he has not seen a copy of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
But, according to CBS News, the Pentagon is dealing harshly with a member of the military refusing a direct order. He was stripped of a pass to enter the Pentagon and a government laptop computer. He has been told he’ll be court martialed. And now he’s a cause célèbre.
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.