Friday, April 16, 2010

No U.S. Flag in Haiti's American Compound

Cubans don't hesitate to fly the flag in Haiti

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.
I don't know, but somehow I cannot help but feel that Haitians would be dancing in the streets if the Uited States occupied this cursed island.

3 comments:

emily said...

As America has spent billions of dollars in Haiti so far, has invested millions of man hours in time and energy rebuilding the place, and has obviously done more for the Haitian people than any other country in the world but Obama has strickly announced that not to fly there flag in Haiti's.
english flag

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