Obama finally makes the decision after intense criticism
Paul Joseph Watson
July 21, 2015
The Obama administration lit up the White House in rainbow colors within hours of the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, but it took five days for flags to be lowered to half mast in honor of the four murdered Marines in Chattanooga.
In fact, the official White House Twitter account still has the rainbow colored building as its main background image weeks later.
“President Obama has ordered flags at the White House and other public buildings to fly at half-staff after mounting criticism over the delay in honoring five armed forces members killed last week by a gunman,” reports Politico.
Numerous conservatives expressed confusion at why Obama had not ordered the flag to be lowered like he had after previous mass shootings. Various governors across the country had already given the order.
As we reported last week, before Obama even took time out to honor the dead Marines – who were gunned down by an Islamic extremist – or comment on the shooting at all, he sent out a statement lecturing Americans about how Islam was a religion of peace that needed to be respected, prompting a furious reaction.