President Bush Defaces Flag (PHOTO)
President Bush habitually defaces the United States flag. Here’s an AP file photo from 2003:
Via John Aravosis, who reports that Bush did this again today on his visit to Vienna and that this is in blatant violation of TITLE 4 > CHAPTER 1 > § 8 of the U.S. Code: “(g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.”
I don’t think Aravosis seriously thinks the president is doing anything wrong here, just making the point that criminalizing “desecration” of the flag–let alone by Constitutional amendment–is rather silly. As I’ve noted previously, I agree.
UPDATE: Dana Milbank made the same point nearly three years ago, using the same photo.