The ex-military guy who called in to Rush’s show yesterday, explained it very well. The Situation Room knew immediately, from classified communications that haven’t even been mentioned by the WH, what was going on. Special Ops teams were ready to go and they were not given the orders by the CIC.
That was a great call.
It was also noted that standing orders (enshrined in law) require the chain of command be physically contact. Obama’s comment: “I wasn’t aware of requests” ...that just doesn’t fly, you can’t say the ringer volume was turned down on your I-Pad. /sarc.