A retired major general who is a decorated combat veteran and ran an abbreviated campaign for the presidency in 2008 says Congress should deliver an ultimatum to President Obama: Prove your eligibility or quit.
The comments come from Maj. Gen. Jerry Curry, who served in Vietnam and commanded the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground during his long military career.
He was answering questions on Stan Solomon’s “Talk to Solomon” show:
“Action should be taken by the Senate and should be taken by the House,” he said. “They should serve notice on him and say, ‘Mr. President, we love you but we want to tell you something. You’re under a cloud of suspicion. We can’t continue running this country with you in charge under this cloud. Now either you clear it up or you resign from office.'”
The issue arose when a caller asked about Curry’s opinion of Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, an active-duty doctor who is challenging Obama’s eligibility to be commander-in-chief in the military courts.
“I think he’s a very brave man,” Curry said. “I hope he’s got good counselors. They are going to try to destroy him personally in this process. I just hope he’s prepared to stay for the long term.”
In an report in the Greeley Gazette, Curry expanded on his comments.
He said the military should not be in the position even of trying to get such answers.
“It shouldn’t be the lieutenant colonels, sergeants and generals in the Army. It should be the congressman and senators on both sides of the issue asking this man to step up to the plate” to provide proof, Curry said.
He said in his video interview, it really shouldn’t even be necessary for Congress to do anything.
“If he has anything going for him in term of decency and honesty and the kind of whatever it takes to be a good American and be a good public servant, if he has any of that stuff, he would throw it all out of the window and say, ‘Look folks. I’m an American citizen. I am native born. Tell me what you want to prove it and I will give it to you,” Curry said.
It was on Friday that Lt. Col. Lakin had an arraignment on various charges filed by the Army over his refusal to deploy until Obama can confirm his eligibility.
Lakin’s counsel has asked for verification of Obama’s birth documentation in court, a request that was rejected early on then renewed. But the attorney has asked how Lakin could be convicted of a criminal count without documenting the evidence fully.
Curry, who fought in Vietnam, also was military deputy assistant secretary of defense under President Carter, was administrator of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration under President George H.W. Bush and worked with the secretary of defense under President Reagan. He is not the first senior military leader to suggest Obama has problems.
Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely
Retired U.S. Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, a noted military leader who now is a presence on the Internet with his Stand Up For America and Veterans Defenders websites, earlier told WND he would like Obama to resign.
Vallely, who served in Vietnam and retired in 1991 from the U.S. Army as deputy commanding general for the Pacific, said, “We now must call for the immediate resignation of Barry Soetoro (aka President Barack Hussein Obama) … based on incompetence, deceit, fraud, corruption, dishonesty and violation of the U.S. oath of office and the Constitution.”
“We can wait no longer for a traditional change of power and new government,” he has warned.
“‘We the People’ have had enough. Enough is enough. The Obama White House and identifiable members of Congress are now on a progressive-socialist, treasonous death march and are bankrupting and weakening the country. We have watched them violate their sacred oath of office. ‘We the People’ cannot wait for and solely rely on the next round of elections in November of this year. It is now and each day that these public servants must put the citizen’s interests above self-interest by resigning immediately,” he said.
Peter Ferrara, on the American Spectator website, also has predicted Obama’s resignation.
“I am now ready to predict that President Obama will not even make it [to 2012],” he wrote. “I predict that he will resign in discredited disgrace before the fall of 2012,” Ferrera said.
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WND also reported recently that former congressman and GOP presidential candidate Tom Tancredo said, for current members of the House and Senate to uphold their oath to defend the United States against enemies “foreign and domestic,” they need to file impeachment charges against Barack Obama.
Tancredo wrote in an opinion piece in the Washington Times that Obama’s “refusal to live up to his own oath of office – which includes the duty to defend the United States against foreign invasion – requires senators and representatives to live up to their oaths. Members of Congress must defend our nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Today, that means bringing impeachment charges against Mr. Obama.”
At the same time, Times columnist Jeffrey T. Kuhner, who also is president of the Edmund Burke Institute, wrote, “President Obama has engaged in numerous high crimes and misdemeanors. The Democratic majority in Congress is in peril as Americans reject his agenda. Yet more must be done: Mr. Obama should be impeached.”
Kuhner continued, “He is slowly – piece by painful piece – erecting a socialist dictatorship. We are not there – yet. But he is putting America on that dangerous path. He is undermining our constitutional system of checks and balances; subverting democratic procedures and the rule of law; presiding over a corrupt, gangster regime; and assaulting the very pillars of traditional capitalism. Like Venezuela’s leftist strongman, Hugo Chavez, Mr. Obama is bent on imposing a revolution from above – one that is polarizing America along racial, political and ideological lines. Mr. Obama is the most divisive president since Richard Nixon. His policies are balkanizing the country. It’s time for him to go.”
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