FW: American flags

This man is an embarrassment and an idiot!!!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 6:16 PM
Subject: FW: American flags

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?!

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.


Anonymous said...

Yes, why would we want to occupy Haiti? We already occupied it for decades, we should be sick of it by now.

Anonymous said...

At least they link to a source blog, which links to a source article that pretty much blows the whole "Obama hates America" and "this is something we've never done before" argument out of the water. Here's the article linked by the blog linked by the email:


And here's what it says:

"The decision is not unprecedented, noted Joe Davis, spokesman for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, who says he is not bothered by the flag's absence.

During the Gulf War in 1991, U.S. forces took control of the main airport in Kuwait and briefly flew the American flag over their installation, Davis said, but higher-ups ordered it taken down to avoid an impression that U.S. forces were conquerors."

1991... I believe the president was George H. W. Bush. Did he hate America, too?

gruaud said...

Hope N Change....aping Get Your War On
because coming up with anything original
is beyond the mind of a conservative.

Good job, ditto-head.

ferschitz said...

Same old bullshit; different day.

File this under: not even a "no big deal;" it's simply not a "deal" at all.

Sent out by rightwing thinktanks to gin up contard outrage over nothing.

Oh, we are all just so "patriotic" because we're frothing with anger about the US flag. What a bunch of sore losers.

Plus I thought their racist bigoted heros, El Rushbo and Pat Robertson, said that bigoted wingtards were free to completely ignore the devil worshipping Haitians, who got what they so richly deserved? Yet another cosmic disconnect. In bigoted wingtard land, we're not supposed to help the Haitians at all, but if we happen to do so, we're supposed to go charging in there like it's the battle of Bull Run or something.


Marc with a C said...

"Additionally, who would think we'd want to occupy Haiti?!"

Woodrow Wilson?

Hooray4US said...

Response to Marc with a C:

"Additionally, who would think we'd to occupy Haiti?!"

George W. Bush?

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