Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Barack Takes a Bow ( Washington Times )
Posted on 04/08/2009 6:04:14 PM PDT by kellynla
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.
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He's not foreign to Obama.
One of the ladies who appeared on the O’Reilly Factor last night told BOR that by Obama bowing to the Muslim king it sends a message to the Muslim world that Islam is superior to every other king and leader in the world.
And by Obamas bowing to a Muslim king he also gives credibility to the Muslim belief that terrorism is giving Islam the respect it should have to the point that it has MADE an American president, for the first time in history, bow to a Muslim king.
hussein’s a moslem.
Wow....what a .... where is this headed?
Saudi king is the only ruler of them all who is over Mecca.
Obama doubtlessly learned how to bow like that while being raised Muslim in Indonesia.
Draw whatever conclusion you wish. Whether a voluntary or involuntary bow (isn’t he denying it happened?), it spells trouble.
It took awhile but it looks like it has legs now
Bent legs, but definitely legs!
It was expressly Obama, and the House of Saud. That's more meaningful than any explanation the White House might offer. Obama MUST be asked why ONLY that one leader, and why no other leader bowed to any other.
He is. I know people who do business in Africa with top level execs and govt people. They all laugh in Africa because he fooled Americans. They have said almost everyone in Africa knows he is a Muslim.
He bowed to THIS guy? There must be some mistake. Not.
The Top Ten Worst Dictators
They either scrubbed this from their site, or it isn’t posted yet. Last week (for 2009) they did another story and Abdullah has moved UP to No. 4 on the list of the Ten Worst Dictators.
In power since 1995.
Last years rank: 7
Because King Abdullah and the Saudi royal family control the worlds largest reserves of oil, the U.S. government has not acted to oppose the repressive and intolerant actions of their regime. In Saudi Arabia, it still is possible to be executed for witchcraft and flogged for being alone with an unrelated person of the opposite sex. It is illegal for a Saudi citizen to practice a religion other than Islam. According to a 2006 report by the Center for Religious Freedom, Saudi school textbooks continue to be virulently anti-Christian and anti-Semitic. Last year, the U.S. State Department judged Saudi Arabia one of the top eight offenders of religious freedom.
The WhiteHouse has already denied that he was bowing to the House of Saud.
He was actually reading the teleprompter affixed to his shoe!!!
Yes, the White House claims this is a hand shake:
Appears to me he is trying to kiss Abdullah's ring.
Did either Mr. or Mrs. Hussein (aka Obama) bow to the Queen of England? I am pretty sure she’s short.
“One of the ladies who appeared on the O’Reilly factor”...
That would be Brigitte Gabriel.
She’s an anti-jihadist activist.
Who in the hell can possibly respect this clown?
But his Saudi masters spent billions to put him in office, believing the American public was so stupid we'd never notice what a wind-up bowing bobbling robot Hussein-Obama is.
Clinton: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.
0bama: I did not have genuflectual relations with that monarch, King Abdullah.
The lie that he isn’t bowing is expected to be accepted as fact by the idiots who elected this Muslim Kenyan President.
I always tend to believe my eyes. He bowed.
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