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Mark Whittington: Obama Bows to the Saudi King
Associated Content ^ | 4/3/2009 | Mark Whittington

Posted on 04/03/2009 4:47:23 PM PDT by kellynla

President Barack Obama has stirred yet another controversy when he appeared to bow to the King of Saudi Arabia during the recent G20 Economic Summit. The appropriateness of an elected President bowing before an absolute monarch has been questioned.

The writer Mark Steyn suggested, rather caustically, "So let me see if I understand American protocol in the age of Obama: The First Lady hugs Queen Elizabeth as if she's some granny at a seniors' center photo-op, but the President of this republic prostrates himself before King Abdullah as if he's a subject of the Saudi pseudo-Crown."

While the behavior of Michelle Obama toward the Queen of England was considered by some to be overly familiar, Barack Obama bowing before the King of Saudi Arabia seems to be obsequious in the extreme. Under no circumstances is it expected or even permitted for an American citizen to bow before any foreign monarch. This is especially true of the elected President of the United States.

It seems strange that the allegedly naïve and boorish President George W. Bush knew this, whereas the sophisticated and worldly President Barack Obama does not. Americans fought a revolution, after all, so that they would not have to bow down before any monarch. One wonders what the men who fought at Lexington-Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown would have thought of President Obama bowing before the King of Saudi Arabia. In the Middle East especially, the act of bowing indicates submission and acknowledgment of that the person being bowed to is the master. President Obama by bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia acknowledged him as his sovereign. Indeed, President Obama may well have acknowledged the Saudi King as our sovereign, by an interpretation of local custom.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhomiddleeast; bhovisit; buffoon; embarrassment; emptysuit; houseofsaud; husseinobama; incompetent; king; obama; royals; saudiarabia; weakling; zeroworshipssaudi
"when he appeared to bow to the King of Saudi Arabia?"

"appeared?" As we all know, it has been proven, without a doubt, that Hussein DID in fact BOW to the King of Saudi Arabia.

"One wonders what the men who fought at Lexington-Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown would have thought of President Obama bowing before the King of Saudi Arabia."

Not only those courageous men but EVERY man & woman who has ever worn the uniform of the United States of America. We ALL have fought & many have died so that we do not have to bow to any king, queen or foreign country. Of course, President Buffoon obviously never learned that while he was at Occidental, Columbia or Harvard. And, forget about the MSM, why has this incident not been reported by Fox News or even the NY Post or the Wash Times?

1 posted on 04/03/2009 4:47:23 PM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla

...also bows to Soros, Michelle...et al


2 posted on 04/03/2009 4:48:28 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: kellynla
Also knells to LARRY SINCLAIR
3 posted on 04/03/2009 4:49:27 PM PDT by stockpirate (Welcome to fascist America.)
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To: kellynla
President Obama may well have acknowledged the Saudi King as our sovereign, by an interpretation of local custom.

There is no "may" about it.

Obama is going to dismantle America and hand it over to Islam.

4 posted on 04/03/2009 4:52:42 PM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Mrs.Z
do remember that Nancy Regan was formally presented to the queen and curtsied.

I was outraged and embarrassed.

to have the actual president bow to a foreign sovereign is beond the pale.

5 posted on 04/03/2009 4:53:38 PM PDT by Chickensoup ("Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.")
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To: kellynla

He is muslim...why is everyone so shocked?? I’m furious, but not shocked. He isn’t my prez. He can stay in Europe!!


6 posted on 04/03/2009 4:56:37 PM PDT by briarbey b (There is nothing new under the sun.)
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To: briarbey b

As I said before, I hope someone changed the locks!


7 posted on 04/03/2009 5:00:35 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (What fresh hell is this?)
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To: kellynla

If any libtard tries to come back with, “It’s just a sign of respect,” be sure to tell them that if the respect was mutual, the king would have bowed to Obama.


8 posted on 04/03/2009 5:03:56 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie ("Let his days be few, and let another take his office." Psalm 109:8)
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To: kellynla

He was kissing his ring.


9 posted on 04/03/2009 5:05:18 PM PDT by ully2 (ully)
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To: kellynla
why has this incident not been reported by Fox News or even the NY Post or the Wash Times?

Let's ask them.

10 posted on 04/03/2009 5:07:39 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II -- overdue.)
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To: kellynla
Even the King of Saudi Arabia now thinks he's a doofus.

Saudi King Bans Kissing of His Hand (LA Times Archive)

11 posted on 04/03/2009 5:14:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: All
This Marxist must go before HIS damage to our Republic is truly irreversible !!!

E’nuf said.

12 posted on 04/03/2009 5:15:29 PM PDT by dk/coro
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To: kellynla

The O’Bamas are the essence of NO CLASS!


13 posted on 04/03/2009 5:31:33 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli now reads "Oil the gun..eat the cannolis.")
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To: kellynla

Well, the man refers to “Americans” in the third person, talking about how he’ll convince “them” to accept the globalists’ plans...


14 posted on 04/03/2009 5:34:04 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: kellynla
Of course, President Buffoon obviously never learned that ....

As Ambassador Keyes commented acidly, Obama got it right when he met Queen Elizabeth.

He knew what he was doing. He knew.

15 posted on 04/03/2009 5:46:27 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: kellynla

...”,why has this incident not been reported by Fox News”...

Could it be due to Saudi billionaire Bin Talal’s purchase
of Fox shares?

Will 5 or 6% buy you influence at Fox?


17 posted on 04/03/2009 5:54:45 PM PDT by Semper Mark (No Quarter Given.)
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To: Markos33

not only Fox but NO ONE...not even Drudge!
Michelle Malkin had more courage than ANYONE on this!


18 posted on 04/03/2009 6:09:26 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

The same reason, or reasons that NO ONE will touch the citizenship issue I presume...what ever they are.

Can you imagine if Nixon, Reagan, or either of the Bush’s had done this...the MSM would have been running that video 24/7.

It’s safe to say that something very strange is going on in this country when the supposed conservative media doesn’t hit this story like an angry god.


19 posted on 04/03/2009 6:19:50 PM PDT by Semper Mark (No Quarter Given.)
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To: kellynla

They are all terrified of being seen as ‘wanting Obama to fail’. That has become the catch phrase to the left and has the right shivering.

Actually, I haven’t figured out why EVERYONE isn’t screaming about this. Why wouldn’t our elected leaders be screaming about this? Are we sooo afraid of the MEDIA that some bad PR has them running? Are they afraid of getting the Palin treatment?


20 posted on 04/03/2009 6:32:55 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: briarbey b

I’m more furious for being mocked all through out the election that he wasn’t a muslim, he was a Christian... and Jeremiah Wright was a member of the Nation of Islam until he and Louis Farakhan had a falling out. Trinity Church only RESEMBLED a Christian church, but it was no church that worshipped Jesus.


21 posted on 04/03/2009 6:35:56 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: ully2

That’s what I thought too!!

It looked just like he was kissing his ring!


22 posted on 04/03/2009 6:36:18 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Don Corleone

I agree !!

It’s a wonder Barry hadn’t said “ How towelhead. How’s it hanging ? “”

Perhaps Michelle could have started break dancing ??


23 posted on 04/03/2009 7:24:22 PM PDT by RightWingNut
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To: RightWingNut

The word “Lewinski” comes to mind!


24 posted on 04/03/2009 7:41:10 PM PDT by Never2baCrat
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To: TigersEye

I think if I’m ever President...I’d make arabs kiss my hand.


25 posted on 04/03/2009 9:04:38 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: I got the rope

I’d open up all domestic sources of oil, gas and coal and tell the Arabs to go kiss China’s arse for business.


26 posted on 04/03/2009 9:17:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Chickensoup
I seem to remember, from my girlhood, that Americans presented to the Queen had a bow-and-curtsy protocol. I do remember that "I Love Lucy" had such an episode where Lucy agonized and practiced to the point that she and Ethel got spasms in the backside.

Many Americans have a sense of attachment to the British monarchy...at least until that goof of a Prince of Wales takes the throne. Then it'll be all over for me...

But to watch Obama bend his skinny knee to a potentate who has forbidden such a thing for his own subjects! And I believe he also kissed Abdullah's hand, though it hasn't been reported. He bowed over the hand.

27 posted on 04/03/2009 10:07:17 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: kellynla
“...we do not have to bow to any king, queen or foreign country. Of course, President Buffoon obviously never learned that while he was at Occidental, Columbia or Harvard.”

He learned it growing up in Indonesia, along with his Koran.

28 posted on 04/03/2009 10:13:06 PM PDT by decal (Too many people mistake "tolerance" for "approval.")
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To: kellynla
Ratfather
29 posted on 04/09/2009 12:34:58 AM PDT by Nateman (You know you are doing the right thing when liberals scream.)
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