LETTER: U.S., raise the flag

Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the United States rushed in to help with money, medicine and manpower. (As of March)
Commentary
May 19, 2010

 

Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the United States rushed in to help with money, medicine and manpower. (As of March) we've already given $179 million in humanitarian aid, but Obama 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 appalling 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.

No other country giving aid in Haiti has lowered its flag, but then again, no other country has a leader who is offended by its flag.

Robert Diehl

Huron