Air Force Staff Sergeant Daryn Moran is being discharged from the Air Force rather than tried for being AWOL or for making disparaging remarks about the President. Moran had made a YouTube video in which he, in uniform, described President Obama as “the enemy of the entire country.”
According to Stars and Stripes, Air Force spokesperson Mike Kucharek wrote:
We can confirm that Staff Sgt. Moran is not being discharged because of his recent public comments that have appeared on various Web sites
The Air Force further indicated that he wasn’t being discharged for his views on the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Citing privacy concerns, the Air Force wouldn’t go further into the case, not even to the point of indicating whether the discharge was honorable, or dishonorable – although Moran claims it was honorable. His refusal to report for duty came apparently after his discharge was approved. The discharge may be related to religions harassment of fellow co-workers in the office where he worked.
According to Stars and Stripes:
Moran said he started doing research online about Obama after he was put on leave and after two airmen were killed in March in a shooting in Frankfurt, Germany.
Moran also appeared in a radio interview with Pastor James David Manning.