Monday, September 27, 2010

Smart Diplomacy: Bumbling Obamatons Hang Philippines Flag Upside Down

Thank goodness we have this towering intellect repairing our image abroad.
The U.S. Government today apologised for displaying an inverted Philippine flag - wrongfully signifying that the nation was in a state of war - in a meeting hosted by Barack Obama.

The Philippine flag was displayed upside-down behind President Benigno Aquino III when leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met President Obama in New York on Friday.

The Philippine flag was shown with the red part at the top and the blue at the bottom, indicating the country is at war.

The blue field is above the red field when the country is at peace.

For many countries, including the UK and the U.S., a flag flown upside down indicates a state of distress.

However in the Philippines an inverted flag signals a state at war

'This was an honest mistake,' U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Rebecca Thompson said in a statement. adding, 'the U.S. treasures its close relationship and close partnership with the Philippines.'

She added that the American embassy will find out how the 'unfortunate' incident happened.
No doubt they'll find someone to pin the blame on instead of accepting responsibility. It's the Democrat way.

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