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Obama orders flags at half staff for Nelson Mandela. Should the US flag be lowered to honor non-Americans?

There's no denying that Mandela was a great man, but I think lowering of the US flag is an honor that should be reserved for Americans. Do you agree?

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    Dec 15 2013: I think this act definitely showcases a world vision.Obama is telling his people to broaden their horizons and do not limit themselves to their own country alone.What he did perfectly represents his view on "all man",kind of like Goethe's style:
    before we are citizens of any country, we are part of humanity.

    His ordering flags at half staff for Nelson Mandela is an approach to show respect to Mandela's spirit and achievement.And that is the idea spreading,isn't it?How i wish my country can do this as well.:)

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