Good riddance to the oathbreaking turd. I don't care what your politics are. At the end of the day you serve the people's will or not at all.
10 years and he lost all of his benefits. I hope it was worth it.
Last year we had a similar incident here in Finland when a lieutenant was reported for calling our then-president a lesbian pseudo-communist in front of a group of conscripts during training...
After serving in the same unit a year earlier I'd say the staff there certainly had a tendency for the darker kind of humor. However, there's no excuse for talking s**t about the commander-in-chief before your own subordinates, who are trying fulfill their duty as citizens, often against their own personal gain. The rumoured perpetrator (the lieutenant's name hasn't been announced publicly, AFAIK) was also a known semi-asshole so I wouldn't be surprised if the reporting was also a personal favor on behalf of the conscripts who turned him in. Justice served, nonetheless.
Without a doubt he was filled with misguided self-importance and in no way do I condone his behavior; however, I have mixed feelings about his less than honorable discharge. Unfortunately, for him he was taken to the woodshed as an example for every other serving Marine. The Corps wasn't going to let him slide when he stated he would refuse an order from the president.
Had a guy in my platoon with a big ass poster of President Bush that said "DISOBEY" on it in his barracks room. Great Soldier, just don't know how he got away with it during inspection.
Think he did it mainly for shock value.
Lol, reminds about be posting this on my FB after our goverment election: "I'm glad I'm not in the army anymore, because I would have been fined for disobeying orders, because I would refuse to present arms for HTS (Our new primeminister)" :P