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Lt Col Lakin is the army doctor who is being court-martaled for refusing to obey a deployment order because he believes that President Obama is not a US born citizen and is thus ineligible to be president—thus incapable of issuing a binding order.

Last May 7th. Lakin appeared on the “Anderson Cooper 360” program A few days later, CNN aired on the same program a panel discussion with three lawyers, to discuss Lakin and his case. During that program, the following exchange took place between commentators Cooper and Toobin, and a photo of LTC Lakin was displayed during Toobin’s remarks:

Cooper: It is sad, this guy has given 18 years of service, apparently served honorably, was a doctor, and then seems to be tossing out his career for this. I mean there are principled stands you can take…

Toobin: In your interview you kept saying what an honorable man he is. You know, as they say at the Supreme Court, I think I dissent. You know, these people are bigots, they’re racists, they’re freaks, they’re lunatics, these are not rational players in American politics…

Well, a week ago today Lt Col Lakin demanded an apology from CNN—and he got it, and quick. Of course, Toobin said he really didn’t mean what he said. Right. Any bets on if Toobin ever wore the uniform of the US military? Of course he didn’t.

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