(May 23, 2017) Yesterday New York Times editorial writer Brent Staples equated the Nazi flag with the Confederate flag. Mr. Staples evidently did not realize that some of the U.S. tanks that liberated the Nazi concentration camps flew the Confederate flag. He also apparently fails to realize that 40% of America’s soldiers today come from the South whereas only 15% are from the Northeast, or that the Confederate flag has accompanied American military forces in the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. In fact, upon the U.S. entry into the First World War 10,000 aged veterans in Gray showed up in Washington to support the effort whereas only 3,000 veterans in Blue made the trip.