As you know, many countries are in Haiti helping out, after the tragic earthquake. At their camps, they are flying their flags. Only one country isn't and it's the one that has done more to help Haiti — and the world — than any place else in the history of histories.
Of course that's us.
According to the Army Times, vets and servicemembers are ticked. They realize that the U.S. should be proud to fly the flag — anywhere, for that matter. After all, the U.S. is filled with good people with big hearts and generous resources.
It's not like we're Belgium.
But, according to the Obama administration, raising the flag will make us look bad. The U.S. government's Haiti Joint Information Center, says: "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."
Uh, yeah — we know that. Everyone knows that. The only people who say we're an "occupation force" are idiots like Hugo Chavez. So again, it seems our policies are shaped not by principle, but by placating thugs.
Look, the U.S. isn't looking for thanks. We get it: We're great and hated for it. If the world were a high school, we'd be the captain of the football team. But the fact is, we've been told by Obama and his adoring media, that our global reputation sucks (it's all Bush's fault).
It seems to me by seeing what America does best, with a flag there to represent it, that might help. But if in your heart, you feel American "exceptionalism" is bunk and patriotism is silly, then you'd prefer the world think we're bad, regardless of our humanitarian efforts.
So screw the flag, and put on some Green Day. No wonder people hate us.
And if you disagree with me, you probably beat up leprechauns.