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posted April 9, 2003 by Jay

Jay

I would like to draw attention to the soldier who, in the name of good spirits, put an American flag over the statue of Saddam that got pulled down in Baghdad today. What I thought was funny was that five minutes later the higher ups made him take it down and put and Iraqi flag there instead.

The reasoning for this was that the US doesn't want seem like we are "invading" Iraq, we are just "liberating" the Iraqi people. Another similar incident happened earlier in the day when a Marine tried to raise an AMerican flag on a flag pole but was told to take it down.

There are some definite mixed signals among our military as of late. I just mentioned it because it amuses me, and that's all that's important.