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."
The absence of the American flag bothers Navy veteran Arthur Herriford, national president of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.
"It's very improper," Herriford said. "Our military people always engage and function under the American colors — always have and always will."
No other country giving aid in Haiti has lowered its flag, why should we?
Story From USA Today