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US flag too imperialist to fly in Haiti

UPDATE: Got the email address and sent this:

Dear COL Buckner,

I assume you are getting a fair amount of email, but it is warranted. I served in 1st SFG(A) and on many disaster relief missions where we always flew a US flag for two reasons. One, we were "showing the flag" to remind the people we were helping who came to their rescue, and two, because we are the US military and proud of it. We are not an NGO pretending to be citizens of Earth, we then and you now represent our country proudly. If the Haitian Prime Minister doesn't like to see our flag, then fold it up and bring it back here along with the vital aid and assistance it represents.

It is one thing to be aware of diplomatic concerns, it is another completely to allow them to force us to hang our heads.



Jim Hanson
Exec. Producer

Oh this is just freakin' pathetic. We are too PC infested and lame to even fly our flag in a country that ought to worship it? FFS!

The many nations helping Haiti recover from the devastating earthquake that struck there have set up their own military compounds and fly their flags at the entrances.

France's tricolor, Britain's Union Jack and even Croatia's coat of arms flap in the breeze.

But the country whose contributions dwarf the rest of the world's — the United States — has no flag at its main installation near the Port-au-Prince airport.

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....

Army Col. Billy Buckner, spokesman for Joint Task Force-Haiti, a group representing various Obama administration agency heads, said the decision not to fly the American flag was made out of respect as guests of the government of Haiti.

Shut your cake hole you pitiful little drone. The very idea that the US flag represents an occupying force is offensive. I am truly glad for your sake that you are hidden in an air-conditioned room somewhere while real Americans are out saving lives. The US flag is a beacon of freedom everywhere on Earth and always has been. We have freed more oppressed people, destroyed more tyrants and done more humanitarian work than any other country in history. If the Haitians are offended by our flag, then we can take it and all the rest of the tens of millions of dollars worth of aid and assistance right back to the mainland.

I am trying to track these weasels down, I will advise. Can someone w/ AKO access send Buckner's email address? jimbo AT unclejimbo dot com or in the comments.