by Charles Lemos, Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 09:03:10 PM EDT
US Army Major Stefan Frederick Cook has filed suit in US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia on July seeking a temporary restraining order against a depolyment to Afghanistan and status as a conscientious objector. Problem is that he's not a conscientious objector, he's a birther. It is Major Cook's belief that President Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is therefore ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief of US Armed Forces. Major Cook further states he "would be acting in violation of international law by engaging in military actions outside the United States under this President's command, and that Plaintiff would thus be simultaneously unable to perform his duties in good Rule 65(b) Application for Temporary Restraining Order 22 conscience and yet be simultaneously subjecting himself to possible prosecution as a war criminal by the faithful execution of these duties."
The story in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer:
U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, set to deploy to Afghanistan, says he shouldn't have to go.
Barack Obama was never eligible to be president because he wasn't born in the United States.
Actually, Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961, two years after it became a state.
Cook's lawyer, Orly Taitz, who has also challenged the legitimacy of Obama's presidency in other courts, filed a request last week in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and status as a conscientious objector for his client.
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.
Cook further states he "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."
Cook, a reservist, received the orders mobilizing him to active duty on June 9.
According to this document, which accompanies Cook's July 8 application for a temporary restraining order, he has been ordered to report to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday. From there, the Florida resident would go to Fort Benning before deploying overseas.
It's not surprising that Orly Taitz is Major Cook's attorney. Ms. Taitz, who was born in Moldova and came to the United States via Israel, is a dentist from Laguna Niquel, California with a law degree from the William Howard Taft University, an online academy, and a real estate license. She's been at the forefront of the birther movement, a far-right lunatic fringe that just can't seem to accept the fact Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, since its inception. In their view, President Obama was born in Kenya and thus is a natural born citizen and a usurper.