A great many electrons are being spilled about out President's decision decision not to fly the US flag over our compound in Haiti.
Now, I don't care to comment on the larger issue of the Big O's opinions of America or our place in the world, but this one thing, in a vacuum? I'm pretty cool with it. I like the philosophical statement that we Americans won't engage in this custom because it smells too much like imperial occupation.
Let France, the UK, and Croatia fly their flags if they want to. But us? No need to take our coats; we aren't staying.