It looks like some rules haven't changed since I was in the service, the Marines should have told barry that they weren't allowed to carry, much less use, umbrellas.<quoted text>When I was in the service we weren't allowed to even carry umbrellas... I'm not sure they had yet been invented.
Obama makes U.S. Marine break military rules
Posted on May 17, 2013
This just shows the utter contempt that Obama has for the military.
Check it out:
Even though he is the commander in chief, there are some orders that even President Obama cannot give as he found out today, much to the mirth of a put-upon U.S. Marine.
Hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden today, the president requested a standing Marine to open an umbrella and protect his head from the light rain that was falling.
However, according to Marine Corps regulations, not even the President of the United States can request a serving officer to carry an umbrella without the express permission of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2013/05/obama-mak...
Those Marines are there as a presidential guard detail, not as his personal house boys.