Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Soldier Won't Deploy Over President Obama Birth Certificate?

A soldier had decided not to deploy to Iraq because he believes President Obama wasn't born in the United States and doesn't have a valid birth certificate. This story is sure to be all over the internet and stir up some controversy and debate.

U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, a reservist who lives in Florida, is challenging his deployment based on that argument. Reports the Ledger-Enquirer out of Columbus, Georgia: "Cook’s lawyer, Orly Taitz, who has also challenged the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency in other courts, filed a request last week in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and status as a conscientious objector for his client."

Cook is arguing that because Mr. Obama isn't really the president (and thus isn't the commander in chief), the soldier "would be acting in violation of international law by engaging in military actions outside the United States under this President's command. ... simultaneously subjecting himself to possible prosecution as a war criminal by the faithful execution of these duties."

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