He doesn't have to listen to anyone. It's not their call, it's his. When you go in the name of the USA at this level, that's how it works.
WRONG. He is a President he is NOT a King. When a President makes such a decision he must weigh such factors into consideration. He must weigh the cost to the outcome. and in this case the outcome does not even come close to the cost.
An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is to become a Benighted Slave. -- Robert Anton Wilson