The President orders flags flown at half staff in memory of Colorado shooting victims

It's hard not to see the hand of politics in this, but there were some soldiers among the dead and wounded so even if you can't get past Obama's cynicism, accept the fact that flying the flags at half staff honors everyone who lost their lives. The proclamation: As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 25, 2012. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States...(Read Full Post)