Reservist: Obama's Not a Citizen, Can't Send Me to War

Reservist says he shouldn't have to serve since Obama isn't a citizen
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2009 6:16 PM CDT
In this photo taken July 9, 2009, a U.S. Marine communicates with a fighter aircraft overhead, unseen, in Aynak, Helmand province south of Kabul, Afghanistan.   (Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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(Newser) – An Army reservist has devised a creative way to try to avoid going to Afghanistan: He says he isn’t obligated to follow the commander-in-chief’s orders because Barack Obama isn’t a citizen and therefore can’t legally be president, reports the Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus, Ga. His attorney, who has represented others who have challenged Obama’s citizenship, filed a request to award Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook conscientious objector status. A hearing takes place later this week.