The USA Today reported last month on a story that did not get much press in the mainstream media. The Obama Administration decided that it is a bad idea to fly the American flag in Haiti with America’s massive relief efforts. The USA Today report states that, “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.”
Under other Administrations we would expect the absence of the U.S. flag to be just another government blunder. But this is no ordinary Administration. According to the U.S. government’s Haiti Joint Information Center: “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.” What an outrageous statement. It matches President Obama’s lame excuse during the presidential campaign as to why he did not wear a U.S. flag pin, at least until it became politically expedient to do so.
President Obama’s actions tell us what is in his heart. Had the American people focused on these actions, rather than his hypnotic speeches, he would have not been elected president. What the president has never explained, and the media has not asked, is why man born of an immigrant father has such a negative view of the history the country that gave him so much. We must concluded that there are things in the President’s past that profoundly affected his view of the United States that he cares not to share with the people who elected him.