The following is a narrative taken from a September 7, 2008 Televised Sunday morning "Meet The Press".
General Bill Ginn, USAF(ret) asked then Senator Obama about his stance on the American flag.
He asked Obama to explain why he Doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem was played.
Parts of the then Senator Obama's response:
"As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides..."
"There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression..."
"The anthem itself conveys a warlike message. You know, the bombs bursting in air, and that sort of thing."
"The National Anthem should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach The world To Sing'. If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.
"In my opinion, we should consider reinventing the national anthem as well as 'redesign' our flag to offer our enemies hope and love."
"IT'S MY INTENTION, IF ELECTED, TO DISARM AMERICA TO THE LEVEL OF ACCEPTANCE TO OUR MIDDLE EAST BRETHREN."
"If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails, perhaps a state of mutual accord could exist between our governments."
"When I become president, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting thoughts. We as a nation, have placed on the nations of Islam an unfair injustice, which is why my wife disrespects the flag, and she and I HAVE ATTENDED SEVERAL FLAG BURNING CEREMONIES IN THE PAST."
"Of course, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I HAVE PUT MY HATRED ASIDE. I will use my power to bring change to this Nation,and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First black family."
Bet you didn't see that "Meet The Press" show.
So. He intended to disarm America to the level of a few 12th century third world nations. He doesn't like the anthem or the flag. He and Michelle have both attended flag burnings.
He wants us to to conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam. All you American ladies would just LOVE that... veils, burkahs, not allowed out of the house without a male escort... that sort of stuff.
But, bless his heart, he put his hatred for America aside when he became president.
Doesn't that make you feel all better?