At this point a second person chimed in:
The commander-in-chief can overrule any decision by his underlings. And the military's lack of concern doesn't concern me.
Obama is getting a firestorm of criticism from the Native people he supposedly supports. If he's okay with aggravating key constituents who voted overwhelmingly for him, so am I.
Naturally, I quickly thought of an exception to this "rule":
Operation Enduring Freedom was originally called Operation Infinite Justice. So spare us the fiction that presidents can't change the name of military operations in response to politics. They can and do.
Anyway, whoever said or thinks this, they're mistaken. "Operation Infinite Justice" is a perfect example of a military codename changed when people protested it.
I'm not wasting my limited brain power on what the Government did here, it's already History!
Not being short or rude with you Rob, I just figure the subject matter isn't worth my time! Though that may sound fickle as I get upset about other mundane subjects and go on about them too. Maybe I'm just tired today! Ciao
P.S. As we learned in Why US Chose "Geronimo" Codename:
For more on the subject, see Congress to Examine "Geronimo" Codename, Apaches Demand Apology for Codename, and Critics Slam "Geronimo" Codename.