Thursday, March 18, 2010
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Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the United States rushed in to help - with money, medicine, and manpower. To date, we've already given over $179 million in humanitarian aid... but Barack Obama has just ordered all U.S. installations to take down their American flags, lest we be seen as an "occupying army" rather than "international partners."
It is patently appalling that a president of the United States would consider our flag to be a symbol of militaristic takeovers and colonialism, especially when serving (to a greater degree than any other nation on Earth) a humanitarian purpose.
Additionally, who would think we'd want to occupy Haiti?! Did Bush and his cronies plant secret explosives causing every building in the country to collapse, as a pretext for us to rush our evil, invading armies in to take over Haiti's great supply of poor, starving people?
No other country giving aid in Haiti has lowered its flag. But then again, no other country has a leader who is offended by their own flag.