Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Talking Points Memo notes that the defense fund for former Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin has issued a statement calling on President Obama to grant a "full and complete presidential pardon" for his court martial conviction "including restoration of pay, benefits, and service." The statement argues that Lakin would have never refused orders to deploy to Afghanistan had the President simply provided his birth certificate "years ago." Lakin was, instead, court-martialed and sentenced to six months in a military prison. See story here.