Even though he is the commander in chief, there are some orders that even President Obama cannot give – as he found out on Thursday, much to the chagrin of a put-upon U.S. Marine. Hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden, the president requested two standing Marines to open umbrellas and protect them from the light rain that was falling. However, 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. More
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