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Default No U.S. Flag in Haiti

The Obama Apology Tour Continues: No U.S. Flag in Haiti | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.
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France’s tricolor, Britain’s Union Jack and even Croatia’s coat of arms have been lifted above those nation’s installations in Haiti. But in the United States camp, “whose contributions dwarf the rest of the world’s,” no flag is allowed to fly. Why? The Obama administration has forbidden it.
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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'm wondering if France, Britain & Croatia are giving Haiti the wrong idea?
Are they there as an occupying force?

Absence of U.S. flag in Haiti sparks controversy - USATODAY.com
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"Everybody in the world knows the U.S. is there," Hollenbaugh said. "So by not flying the flag, we're not changing anyone's mind about anything."
Why would it be necessary to "change" anyone's mind about anything?
Are other countries with their flags flying worried about changing anyone's mind?
Do they fear being seen as an occupying force?

If American's are serving abroad; whether it be the military or relief volunteers & we set up camp; fly the American flag & not worry about what others think --- because as Don Hollenbaugh states: "...by not flying the flag, we're not changing anyone's mind about anything."
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