Disagreement arose todday among supporters of Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, the Army doctor facing military court-martial for refusing orders to deploy to Afghanistan after questioning Barack Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be president.
A group of retired military officers organized as the Veterans Council and the United States Patriot Union in Sheridan, Wyo., issued a white paper calling on Lakin’s legal defense team to change strategy.
This is not actually news. This has been out and circulating for a while now. So now there are TWO groups advocating a change in strategy: those who know something about military law, and those who are supporters of LTC Lakin and know nothing about military law.
The Veterans Council and the United States Patriot Union offered to reinforce Lakin’s defense with one legal expert in the Uniform Code of Military Justice and another expert criminal defense lawyer.
But Margaret Hemenway, a spokeswoman for the American Patriot Foundation, the D.C. non-profit group organized to pay for the Lakin defense, explained to WND why Lakin’s defense was rejecting the offer.
“LTC Lakin is a medical officer, not a JAG or a constitutional scholar,” she said.
“He is a modest and humble man who simply seeks affirmation, per his positive duty, to affirm the legality of his lawyers,” she continued, stressing that Lakin is “staying the course.”