David Bellavia has a post up excoriating Lakin for the position he’s taken.
If you are unaware of Lt. Col Terry Lakin please read David’s post. I have no real issue with what Bellavia writes about this case.
But he does leave a few things out that may be of some note.
The UCMJ uses the term ‘Lawful Order’ as a bench mark. Yeah I know this element has been used by so many as an excuse for things ranging from the egregious to the silly, but set that aside, if you will, and set aside the ‘birther’ bit as well.
I have no idea if Lakin is just another publicity seeking nut case, but I find myself asking – what if Lakin is simply taking a principled stand AND is willing to face the consequences?
Does that not count for something?