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11-15-2009, 09:53 PM
It didnít take too long for the Left to defend Barack Obamaís bow to Emperor Akihito yesterday by claiming that the President was merely showing cultural sensitivity to the Japanese emperor by deeply bowing. Thereís a couple of problems with that argument.

Obama Bows to Japanese Emperor Akihito

First, American Presidents do not bow to monarchs, or at least they didnít through the first 43 Presidents and the 220 years they served as the US head of state.

Perhaps a few of them might have done so out of cultural sensitivity when traveling to foreign nations as private citizens, either before or after their terms in office, but not when they represented the United States of America.

Even the New York Times knew better than that in 1994.