Thursday, April 02, 2009

Obama Bows Down To Saudi King

Well, at least it's out in the open now.

BTW, for those of you who think this is just simple politeness, think again - Americans don't do deep bows like this to foreign monarchs because it symbolizes recognition of the monarch's power over a subject.

Even the Queen of England doesn't demand this from foreigners. Here's the protocal from her offical website:

The Queen meets thousands of people each year in the UK and overseas. Before meeting Her Majesty, many people ask how they should behave. The simple answer is that there are no obligatory codes of behaviour - just courtesy.

However, many people wish to observe the traditional forms of greeting.

For men this is a neck bow (from the head only) whilst women do a small curtsy. Other people prefer simply to shake hands in the usual way.

On presentation to The Queen, the correct formal address is 'Your Majesty' and subsequently 'Ma'am'. "

Obviously, Barack Hussein Obama's obsequiousness towards the Saudi King comes from a very different place than mere respect.


thinkr said...

Does this really surprise anyone? (I mean anyone of the sane people who didn't vote for him?)

Shtuey said...

I thought he was breaking wind...oh wait...that's what Obama does when he opens his mouth. My mistake.

Ziggy said...

This stiff has frequently made the same gesture of "respect" to the American people......

'Cept he's been facing away from us when he bends over and usually mumbles something like, "KISS IT !!!!!"

louielouie said...

this hussein guy is a complete moron.
he can't even face the right direction when bending over in front of these people.

Ju said...

Obama, the President of the United States and leader of the free world, bows to a Saudi King who represents a despotic regime noted for its’ human rights violations, a birthplace of terrorists, a symbol of everything that is an antithesis to our system of government, and it’s no big deal?

I consider myself fortunate to have been born in a republic. I appreciate that as a citizen of a republic, I need not bow to any man or woman. We are all created equal, and blood lines do not make one person superior. This gesture by Obama should rankle every citizen for when Obama bowed as President of the United States, we all bowed.

He did bow, see the video from the latest angle:

Sugabelly said...

Um... the Queen of England is a damn figurehead. The King of Saudi Arabia actually rules his country and actually has real power. Seriously. You Americans will never get it will you?