Fox Military Analyst Comes Out as Birther Retired general supports army doc refusing to deploy By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Sep 2, 2010 3:58 AM CDT Updated Sep 2, 2010 7:47 AM CDT 133 comments Comments McInerney has been a frequent guest on Fox News over the last decade. (YouTube) (Newser) – Troops who refuse to obey orders because they don't believe President Obama was born in America have a friend in Fox News analyst Thomas McInerney. The retired three-star Air Force general has filed an affidavit in support of Terrence Lakin, an Army doctor who's facing court-martial for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan because he doesn't believe Obama is a legitimate president. In the affidavit obtained by Talking Points Memo, McInerney praises Lakin's "courage and conviction" and says the officer has "acted exactly as proper training dictates" by refusing to obey orders. A dangerous lack of faith in the military chain of command now exists, he writes "because of the widespread and legitimate concerns that the president is constitutionally ineligible to hold office."