You may recall that LTC Terry Lakin, the Army doctor that didn’t sh0w up to deploy to Afghanistan with his unit in order to force the issue of Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility, did not enter a plea at his earlier military court appearances. Now, according to his attorney, Neil Puckett in a talk radio interview this morning (December 6), that plea will be “not guilty.”
Here’s the Peter Boyles show clip from radio station KHOW, which I find well worth listening to. The interview starts about 3 minutes into the clip.
One thing interviewer Boyles said that was untrue was the suggestion that Barack Obama releasing a birth certificate could save Terry Lakin from prison. I don’t know under what crazy view of the law that is supposed to be possible. The birth certificate may be the Holy Grail for the birthers, but it is not Dr. Who’s TARDIS, able to travel through time and erase the past.
I suspect we will be seeing the phrase “political prisoner” more and more often. I wouldn’t be comfortable with that phrase given its connotations, but somehow “prisoner of conscience” is perhaps not too far off.
The Lakin court martial begins December 14.