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Army Major: Obama Not Commander In Chief

At Monday's press briefing, the one and only Les Kingsolving asked Robert Gibbs for at least the second time in recent weeks about what for some is the unresolved question of whether President Obama was, as the Constitution requires, born in the United States of America. Gibbs used the occasion for quite a bit of lighthearted sparring, while stating again unequivocally that Obama was the legitimate president.

"Do all of your listeners and the listeners throughout this country the service to which any journalist owes those listeners, and that is the pursuit of the noble truth," Gibbs told Kingsolving. "And the noble truth is that the President was born in Hawaii, a state of the United States of America. And all of this incredible back-and-forth -- I get e-mails today from people who inexplicably can figure out very easily the White House e-mail address, and want proof of where the President was born."

Now, courtesy of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, comes an example of one such person who believes Obama is not the president, and therefore not commander in chief.

U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, set to deploy to Afghanistan, says he shouldn't have to go.

His reason?

Barack Obama was never eligible to be president because he wasn't born in the United States.

Cook's lawyer, Orly Taitz, who has also challenged the legitimacy of Obama's presidency in other courts, filed a request last week in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and status as a conscientious objector for his client.

More here.