Obama FINALLY Relents and Lowers Flags to Half Staff for Military Men After THIS
It took chiding from Congress, members of the US Marine Corps, and numerous state governments, but President Obama finally relented and ordered flags to be flown at half staff at the White House today.
The order came five days after the murder of five military servicemen at recruiting centers in Chattanooga, TN by a militant Islamist on July 16th.
President Obama had come under fire for barely acknowledging the terror attack, while on the same day he sent out an email praising Islam on the last day of Ramadan.
Obama has yet to make any statement that the murders were the work of a Muslim terrorist, which is in line with his comments about previous radical Islamic attacks in the US, which he has referred to as incidents of “workplace violence,” including the 2009 Fort Hood shooting which left 13 members of the military dead.
The move came hours after Speaker of the House John Boehner ordered flags at the US Capitol to be flown at half staff earlier today.
Ahead of Obama’s decision, conservatives lined up to pan the president for failing to lower the flag. They noted that various governors around the country have done so and that the White House had lowered its flag after other mass shootings.
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Armed Service Committee, issued a statement earlier Tuesday asking Obama to do the “right thing” by lowering the flag. And Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, panned Obama as well.
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