Once again, a flag has become a symbol of division.
But for some critics, Obama’s announcement came too late.
“Oh one more thing, lower the FLAG!!!!!!!! Sir,” former Navy SEAL and “Lone Survivor” author Marcus Luttrell wrote on Monday on Twitter.
On a Facebook page titled “Half-Mast Challenge; Teach Obama Respect,” scores of people — including conservative commentator Glenn Beck — had already submitted photos of their own flags at half-staff.