Saturday, May 18, 2013

Retired general blasts President Obama for ordering U.S. Marine to break military rules by holding an umbrella

Thomas McInerney, a former United States Air Force Lieutenant General, said that the President showed a ‘lack of respect’ by making the soldier shelter him from a shower.He also said that the President has plenty of aides so did not understand why one of them could not have held the umbrella.According to Marine Corps regulations, not even the President of the United States can request a Marine to carry an umbrella without the express permission of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.The Marine Corp Manual, which is the bible for all soldiers serving, specifically states that a soldier's uniform dress code does not allow the carrying of an umbrella and 'no officer or official shall issue instructions which conflict with, alter, or amend any provision without the approval of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.'.......hmmmmm interesting...

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