Uber Pig pointed out a case where a Major on orders to Afghanistan was suing to get out of the deployment because he hasn't seen a copy of Obama's birth certificate. His lawyer is a leader of the whack job confederation pushing this retarded agenda. Well Greyhawk has done some of his usual poking about and it seems this clown was a volunteer fot the tour in Afghanistan. Now apparently his orders have been rescinded and they are claiming a victory in the fight to prove Obama is an alien. Hmmmm.
Returning now to the news of Cook's "victory", here's the reported explanation for the Army's decision:
Earlier today, Quon said Cook submitted a formal written request to Human Resources Command-St. Louis on May 8, 2009 volunteering to serve one year in Afghanistan with Special Operations Command, U.S. Army Central Command, beginning July 15, 2009. The soldier's orders were issued on June 9, Quon said.
"A reserve soldier who volunteers for an active duty tour may ask for a revocation of orders up until the day he is scheduled to report for active duty," Quon said.
In short - Cook never had to go in the first place. Unlike most soldiers who deploy as part of a unit, Cook - a reservist - had volunteered to go as an individual augmentee. The Army generally seeks volunteers to fill such assignments first - if no one does so then a non-volunteer is tapped.
SO if this is the case, this asshole volunteered to go, sued to play the birth certificate card, and now claims this means Obama is from Venus. What a loser. As Greyhawk points out this means either some poor bastard gets a call today to leave on no notice, or the unit depolys to war one officer short. Either way this Maj Cook is a buddy f**king piece of shit.
On a lighter note here is s link to the most enjoyable bit of radio David Bellavia and I did. Blue Falcon radio was a segment with an old Canadian hippie who wrote a song aboiut a US deserter he idolized. David and I strug him along for 20 minutes plus pretending to agree with him. My favorite was David body-surfing down a pile of aborted fetuses.