Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Barack takes a bow. The president shows fealty to a Muslim king
Posted on 04/07/2009 4:19:16 AM PDT by Scanian
In a shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate, President Obama bowed to Saudi King Abdullah at the Group of 20 summit in London last week.
Mr. Obama later said in Strasbourg, France, "We have to change our behavior in showing the Muslim world greater respect." Symbolism is important in world affairs. By bending over to show greater respect to Islam, the U.S. president belittled the power and independence of the United States.
The bow was an extraordinary protocol violation. Such an act is a traditional obeisance befitting a king's subjects, not his peer. There is no precedent for U.S. presidents bowing to Saudi or any other royals. Former President Franklin D. Roosevelt shook hands with Saudi King Abdulaziz in February 1945. Granted, Mr. Roosevelt was wheelchair-bound, but former President Dwight D. Eisenhower shook hands when he first met King Saud in January 1957. Mr. Obama's bow to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques does not help his image with those who believe he is secretly a Muslim, and why he chose to bow only to the Saudi King and not to any other royals remains unexplained.
No Americans of any station are required to bow to royalty. It is one of the pillars of American exceptionalism that our country rejected traditional caste divisions.
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On this point, every American citizen should be prepared to take a stand.
Took ‘em long enough to pick up on what happened...
The Washington Times is a bit outside of the MSM, but finally someone outside the blogs mentioned this. Of course most of their readers of this editorial probably were unaware of the event and are scratching their heads wondering what he is talking about.
Reverend Jeremiah Wright, ladies and gentlemen, used to be a Muslim, and I think he taught the obamas about islam in night school after the Church services; which obama never missed like he did Wright’s Church.
Every day, in every way, proving his muslimdom.
His name is O-bow-ma, is it not?
Two liberals said that he was just showing respect.I told them no president that came before ever bowed to any countries leader.What idiots.
What did 0bama give the Turkish president?
It goes along with his “America’s no better than any other country” philosophy...the same as his Leftist cohorts in Washington.
The Left is succeeding in dumbing down America, now they are implementing the whittling down of America.
Republicans MUST retake the House in 2010
Just sent my thoughts to the White House.
0bama is ashamed of the country that elected him. He is showing his submission to foreign powers. I expect him to apologize for 9/11.
Mr. Obama is clearly a MUSLIM! There is NO Other Explanation! Also, there is a good reason to believe The Saudi’s funded his Education at Columbia and Harvard as well! Bowing was Extremely Disrespectful to All AMERICANS and To AMERICA! but then ZERO seems to take pleasure in Disrespecting AMERICA!
Some Turkish Delight.
FINALLY, even if it is on the Editorial page.
I was wondering the same thing...does he give them all bow-jobs?
Gosh! Look at the picture again! ZERO has his Butt pointed clear to the Stars, It fills the camera screen, even his coat tail is strained so far it doesn’t even come close to covering that Butt!
> What did 0bama give the Turkish president?
I shudder to think what!