Claim: During a trip to China and Vietnam, President Clinton altered long-standing naval regulations to allow the American flag to fly below that of Vietnam on a U.S. Navy ship.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2000]
President Clinton reportedly plans to visit China and Vietnam before the end of his term, and, according to high-ranking Navy officers, the commander in chief will alter long-standing naval regulations to allow the American flag to fly below that of Vietnam when he sails into the communist nation's territorial waters on a U.S. Navy
Origins: The "Vietnam flag flap" story stemmed from a single source, the web publication WorldNetDaily. Nothing that was described in the article actually happened, other than the trip to Vietnam.
After attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Brunei, President Clinton arrived in Vietnam on Thursday,
Last updated: 2 December 2007