Bono lets down Stars and Stripes

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Last night I at­tended the U2 con­cert at the L.A. Fo­rum. I’ve been a huge U2 fan for many years and the con­cert was spec­tac­u­lar, as al­ways. But could some­one please let Bono knowthat in our coun­try, it’s ex­tremely of­fen­sive to lay the Amer­i­can flag on the ground?

I’m go­ing to be pos­i­tive and­make the as­sump­tion that be­ing fro­man­other coun­try, he didn’t know that. I have al­ways ad­mired the band’s pro­gres­sive lead­er­ship and ad­vo­cacy on is­sues such as peace and AIDS, and I’m sure he didn’t mean to be of­fen­sive. But he of all peo­ple should knowthat when you’re han­dling the na­tional sym­bol of another coun­try in a large pub­lic venue, by all means, knowthe coun­try’s cus­toms and tra­di­tions. Dan Slater Or­ange

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