Equal Opportunity Mocking And Belittling
In the past, I've made fun of moron officers who tried to refuse deployment to Iraq based on their dumb idea that the occupation at the time was a "violation of international law" despite the fact that the United Nations had authorized it. Now, I should be fair and make fun of a reserve "officer" who sued to get out of going to Afghanistan because he's a "Birther" (a right-wing cousin of the 9/11 "Truthers" who make themselves look ridiculous by spouting theories that President Obama isn't a citizen of the U.S.):
U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, the reserve soldier who says he shouldn't have to go to Afghanistan because he believes Barack Obama was never eligible to be president, has had his deployment orders revoked, Army officials said.It's a good thing our Servicepeople in Afghanistan won't have to be working for this idiot; now he should do the "honorable" thing and back up his beliefs by resigning his commission. Otherwise, it would just look like he's a coward.
Lt. Col. Maria Quon, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Human Resources Command-St. Louis, said Cook was no longer expected to report today to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., for mobilization to active duty, according to a report in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer of Georgia.
The paper said Cook, as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee, had volunteered for a year's deployment to Afghanistan on May 8 and his orders were issued June 9. Quon told the paper that IMAs who volunteer may ask for a revocation up until their reporting date, but that Cook had not asked for this. Quon also told the paper she could not say why the Army had revoked his orders, citing the Privacy Act.
(For those who might wonder why President Obama doesn't release his "long form" birth certificate, there are a couple of reasons: 1) If he gives into this request, conspiracy theorists will start demanding things like his elementary school report cards, and 2) it makes his opponents look foolish when they keep bringing these things up, which is to his advantage -- it's kind of like the "Truthers" and the Bush Administration.)