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article imageSoldier refuses to serve, cites Obama's lack of U.S. citizenship

By Michael Krebs     Jul 14, 2009 in Politics
A U.S. soldier refuses to deploy to Afghanistan, saying that President Obama cannot be Commander in Chief since he is not a U.S. citizen. The soldier's lawyer has challenged Obama's legitimacy before.
In a stunning conscientious objector case, a U.S. soldier has refused to serve in Afghanistan, citing President Obama's U.S. citizenship. U.S. Army Major Stefan Frederick Cook says he should not have to go to the war-torn country because Obama is not a legitimate president and therefore has no grounds for sending troops anywhere.
Cook's lawyer, Orly Taitz, has filed a request for a temporary restraining order. She has filed other claims against Obama's legitimacy in other courts.
"In the 20-page document — filed July 8 with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia — the California-based Taitz asks the court to consider granting his client’s request based upon Cook’s belief that Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is therefore ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces," the Ledger-Enquirer reported.
Cook “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,” Taitz stated.
Obama says he was born in Hawaii in 1961, just two years after it became a state.
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