This blog has covered before one of America's fastest growing 'truth' movements - the birthers.
Put simply the birthers do not believe Barack Obama should be American President, claiming he is not eligible on the bizarre grounds that they do not believe he was born in the United States. The right wing nature of this movement is perhaps self-evident - oddly whenever America has had a white President no such movement has emerged.....
Such a pattern continues with US Army Doctor Lt Col Terrence Lakin. There are many grounds by which a soldier may decide to refuse service in Afghanistan - invading other nations is generally a questionable act, the government of Hamid Karzai is both corrupt and disreputable, and US soldiers have been involved in scores of unsavory incidents in the country. Lt Col Lakin has however found a novel reason not to travel to Afghanistan - that Barack Obama has no right to be Commander in Chief on the grounds he is not a natural born US citizen.
Just as the birthers usually fail to convince anyone outside of the rabid right, so Lt Col Lakin failed to impress his court martial - he now faces a military prison and dismissal from the US Army. Here he is in action on You Tube:
Sadly we have probably not heard the last of Terrence Lakin.