11-15-2009, 09:51 AM
As i said ... a little head bob and a 'bow' from just the shoulders or so would have been appropriate.
He went overboard .. because he's an idiot.
The Saudi bow was much worse. There was NO EXCUSE for that. NONE.If leftists didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all.
11-15-2009, 09:55 AMThe Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
11-15-2009, 10:20 AM
Someone should tell Zero that this is the right way for world leaders to greet one and another.
Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
11-15-2009, 10:25 AM
Maybe he was just trying to put his head back up his ass.
11-15-2009, 10:30 AM
Last edited by AlmostThere; 11-15-2009 at 06:57 PM.Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
SonnabendGuest11-16-2009, 05:56 AMI thought the pic might be faked when I saw it.
11-16-2009, 10:20 AM
I thought this was a recycled story when I heard about it this morning.
It doesn't make one bit of difference what ordinary Americans citizens should do when greeting heads of state in foreign countries. We represent ourselves and we can elect to follow to local custom or not. We aren't governed by protocol and we don't have answer to people whose interests we represent because we don't represent anything outside of our own interests.
The President of the United States is the leader of a sovereign country. A country that conducts diplomatic protocol according to republican values ( the philosophy, not the party). American presidents have no obligation to bow, kneel, curtsy, kiss, or otherwise demonstrate an inferior rank in front of an elected or hereditary leader. The handshake is the republican token of respect given out among equals and for American presidents, there are no superiors nor inferiors. Equality is demonstrated to all.
What a freaking tool.
11-16-2009, 12:35 PM
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Obumble just doesn't know any better. He means well enough but he is stuck on apologizing and taking a subservient role wherever he goes. It's in his nature. He feels inferior and believes his country is also. No surprises here.Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
C. S. Lewis
Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
11-16-2009, 05:41 PM
Now the Japanese press are so embarrassed by Obumble's faux pas that some aren't printing the pic. :p
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