I can understand the author's argument, but disagree with its conclusion. Whether a soldier is Native American or not, each fights for their country as much as for themselves, to prove themselves worthy of the uniform, their flag, their family, their unit, and their country. It's not just for "state administration," but I'm sure the military brass only cares about that. As for colonizing effects, that much is debatable. Plenty of Indians fight for the United States without it erasing their heritage or preventing them from celebrating their heritage. To counter Mr. D'Errico, perhaps the flags are sign of patriotism, rather than fear.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 14:59