From the USA Today:
The lack of the Stars and Stripes does not sit well with some veterans and servicemembers who say the U.S. government should be proud to fly the flag in Haiti, given the amount of money and manpower the U.S. is donating to help the country recover from the Jan. 12 quake.
The Obama administration says flying the flag could give Haiti the wrong idea.
“We are not here as an occupation force, but as an international partner committed to supporting the government of Haiti on the road to recovery,” the U.S. government’s Haiti Joint Information Center said in response to a query about the flag.
“It’s very improper,” Herriford said. “Our military people always engage and function under the American colors — always have and always will.”
The U.S. flag has flown in Haiti under circumstances that were not always friendly.
So because there have been unfriendly circumstances the administration won’t let it fly now? What is it with President Obama and this apology crap?
As the Heritage Foundation points out it’s a continuation of last year’s tour. And sadly now we are apologizing for saving lives.
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