Obama Dropped Flag Pin in War Statement, Will Show Patriotism Through Ideas

Barack Obama says he doesn’t wear an American flag lapel pin because it has become a substitute for “true patriotism” since the 9-11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “The truth is that right after 9/11 I had a pin, particularly because as we’re talking about the Iraq war, but that became a substitute for I think true patriotism” (like ribbon magnets?)

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