Bush kissed up to the Saudi King, Now Obama does a deep bow to the Saudi King – just like the muslim that he is!

obama-arab.jpgLefties always criticized Bush for palling around,kissing, and holding hands with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah. I could never stand it either, and neither could other “ring-wingers” such as Michelle Malkin expressed our disgust many times over the years with the Bush administration’s kowtowing to Saudi Arabia King. Now, I wonder if lefties will have the same reaction now that Hussein Obama is kissing up the the Saudi’s? Obama gave the Saudi King a ‘bow’ today (after not even having the decency to give the Queen one).

Even with the boot licking media dismissing this as simply “he dropped something”, and refusing to report on it, the arabs themselves aren’t exactly impressed with the Kenyan Muslim themselves. According to Hotair, Arab News, the recognized media mouthpiece for the Saudi royal family, dismisses Obama in an editorial today as false change:

The so-called new plan is nothing but Bush’s old wine in Obama’s new bottle. So much for the “Change We Can”! Looks like the pundits who mocked our boundless adulation for Obama and celebration of “change in Washington” were right after all. They were right when they insisted that whoever is in charge in Washington, the US foreign policy seldom changes. This is unfortunate considering the great expectations and hopes the new president’s talk of exploring a “new way forward” had spawned across the Muslim world.

Times have certainly changed since 1994, especially in liberal media biasThe Anchoress has discovered that the New York Times sharply criticized Bill Clinton for a mere inclination of his shoulders towards Japanese Emperor Akihito in 1994:

It wasn’t a bow, exactly. But Mr. Clinton came close. He inclined his head and shoulders forward, he pressed his hands together. It lasted no longer than a snapshot, but the image on the South Lawn was indelible: an obsequent President, and the Emperor of Japan.

Canadians still bow to England’s Queen; so do Australians. Americans shake hands. If not to stand eye-to-eye with royalty, what else were 1776 and all that about?  …

Guests invited to a white-tie state dinner at the White House (a Clinton Administration first) were instructed to address the Emperor as “Your Majesty,” not “Your Highness” or, worse, “King.” And in what one Administration aide called “some emperor thing,” an Army general was cautioned that he should not address the Emperor Akihito at all as he escorted him to the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

But the “thou need not bow” commandment from the State Department’s protocol office maintained a constancy of more than 200 years. Administration officials scurried to insist that the eager-to-please President had not really done the unthinkable.

Today, on April 8th, 2009,

An Obama aide speaking anonymously denied that the president was bowing.

“It wasn’t a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he’s taller than King Abdullah,” the aide was quoted as saying by Politco.com Wednesday. And CNN actually put the video on their website (almost a week after it happened). Shocking.

There may be another reason why Hussein and the White House is covering up this bow. Not just the PR hit in America, but according to Wikipedia:

Bowing to other human beings is frowned upon in Muslim cultures as all human beings are considered equal and bowing is only supposed to be done to God in Islam:

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  • Brian

    No one that matters calls Obama an Arab.

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  • All American

    I cannot believe that this happened. I dont give a shit if the turban turk is a king. He is no greater then any other man. For our president to bow like a servant tells others that the US are nothing but weak talk and no power.

  • http://none mike 304

    I think when you stand before royalty your suppost to bow.If not I think it would be a sign of disrespect.Plus if it make’s the arab’s give us oil cheaper by the barrel.Bow down and kiss his _ss.Maybe it’s better to respect thier custom’s while in thier country.”Maybe”. Me I think obama’s gonna be a great president.Disscust well I think we as american’s should not second guess are master and chief’s decition’s on foreien affair’s.We all need to stand behind are commander and king.How do you all think we look to the arab’s and other foriener’s when they get on a website like this and see those picture’s. And read the comment’s.And see the disrespect are own citizen’s have for are king.That’s what Disscust me.

  • Bill W.

    Obama got one wrong,and one right,in my opinion.As
    President of an independent nation,bowing before the
    Queen of England,is not in keeping with proper protocol.Neither is the first lady,required to curtsy before the Queen,or any other monarch from
    a foreign country.A polite hand shake. is all that is required.For Obama to bow before a foreign leader,may have been well intentioned,but does not
    square with proper protocol.Indeed,that sends the
    wrong message for obvious reasons,and I hope that the President will pay a little more attention as
    to proper protocol,at home and abroad.I think we
    can all understand that this is a new experience
    for the President,and First Lady so hopefully they
    will learn to avoid the some of the same akward
    gaffes,made by President Bush.

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  • Tess

    Barack and Michelle Obama need much better “handlers.” They don’t seem to know much about etiquette with foreigners (or here, for that matter, with Special Olympians). Their aides are doing a horrible job, and these two need to perhaps do more research on their own before they trot off around the world with 498 other people from the White House. I wonder if this has something to do with his years in Indonesia where he possibly studied in a madrassa. Hey, weirder (well not really) things have happened).

  • Abadi

    Saudi King deserves respect

  • Gary

    Wait a cotton picking minute here.

    You guys say it is okay for the LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD to bow to a king of another nation… Excuse me but I believe those people who died and who fought in the revolutionary war where we gained INDEPENDENCE from any other country to become our own FREE NATION are currently SPINNING violently in their graves.

    We as Americans bow to NO ONE! Our President is supposed to be representative of the people of our NATION and for him to bow to this “King” is basically our entire nation BOWING to him.

    During the election campaign it was preached that he lacked experience, and every day he proves this point more and more.

    Next election cycle is 2010. Looking for CHANGE again…

  • slouchmonkey

    I just watched the video and they are actually shaking hands, heartily, before bow, during and after. It’s how people greet one another from different cultures; each greets as is the others custom. I think it’s called courtesy. Non issue.

  • Joe Boe

    The president as well as anyone else must be ever careful to avoid the appearance of worship for mere mankind. Only God is to be worshiped. For He is our maker and we are the creatures of His hands. However, onoly God can judge the heart of a person whether Obama meant worship or whether he meant mere courtesy. Yet, the president must take some time and study some etiqutte as he travels from one culture to another for decency sake. He represents the nation. HE must act for the nation also, in some respects of national interest, as well as he must be given a chance to be himself at proper times. NOne of us knows exactly what we would do under certain cultural circumstances. So, there could be room for forgiveness coupled with expected improvement in behavior, by our president.

  • doc

    Bowing to a monarch is only for their subjects, it’s their own protocol but not to foreign dignitaries to follow esp.a president of the USA. For the US Pres. to show respect to a monarch, a hand shake should have been enough. The White House must employ people who are experience in handling protocols both in visiting foreign countries and esp. meeting sitting monarchs.

    Lets hope there’s no more mistake in the future. We don’t want to see the Obamas kneel and kiss the Pope’s ring if ever they meet or visit Rome.

  • Joe

    OK, let’s get our facts straight. Inviolate American Protocol since 1776 has been that no American and most especially the President shall bow to any king or potentate. That has been an absolute rule in our protocol manuals for over 200 years. Absolute, inviolate.

    So BHO, AS PRESIDENT, was fully briefed on proper etiquette for meeting royalty and most especially the King of Saudi Arabia prior to the visit. Bowing to anyone as President of the United States is a major NO NO because bowing shows subjugation and/or placing yourself beneath that person. It is not a sign of “respect” as some have suggested but a visual statement of “being less than” the person to whom the bow is offered.

    That is why no American President has ever in the history of this nation, under circumstance whatsoever, bowed to any king, queen, ruler or potentate. We fought the war of independence in 1776 to stop bowing or being in subjection to the King of England and that is a central part of who we are.

    So President Obama’s bow to the King of any country and most especially Saudi Arabia is very disturbing on so many levels. The most of which is that BHO has, as President of this great and sovereign nation, given proof that he considers The United States as inferior and subject to the King Saudi Arabia. He did not bow to any other monarch either in attendance, before the meeting or after the meeting.

    Remember, Americans never bow to any King or anyone. Ever!

    Joe

  • http://Yahoo Elizabeth

    I am so ashamed to have Obama as our President. He is trying to turn our country into socialist country. He has no clue on how to run this country and that’s why he depends on Pelosi, Reed and the rest of the nuts to tell him what to do.
    OBAMA IS ONLY A CHEERLEADER AND NOT A LEADER!!!!!!! I am also sick and tired of hearing how great Michele Obama dresses. The way she dresses is not fashion. To me, she always looks dumpy. AS you can see, I am no fan of the Obamas.

  • mark

    I thought in Obama’s world we should all be equal. Does this mean Americal has to be knocked down a peg? Sure looks like that’s what Barry is doing. F U Barry. My America is just fine without you “remaking” it. Marxist Freak.

  • Jim50

    After Barry kissed the King’s feet he should have given the King a gift of a nice ham sandwich. That would be just on par for this illegal President’s gift giving score.

    It’s not so much that this twit is President but think of the morons who voted him into office. What does that say about Americans?

  • Steve

    No matter what the gaff … at least the arabs knew the goof (GWB) would drop a bomb on their a$$ if they stepped too far out of line. Somehow, I don’t think they have the same healthy fear of Obama.

    Obama must go before, he totally trashes this nation (God, Bush was bad enough)!

  • jack

    Remember the Reagan Motto “Peace Through Strength”

    • http://white-men-welcome.com/brand-ratings.cgi Charlie Galatas

      Daniel 8:25. By peace, he shall destroy many.

  • jldjfldjf

    Wow !! The president of the united states of america Bowing to the HOUSE OF SAUD and to MECCA. Now the mothers,daughters,husbands,wifes,children can rest in peace in the World Trade Center below 60 of rubble knowing that the president has asked for forgivness from HIS MAJESTY KING ABDULLA,THE HOUSE OF SAUD and also to the 19 Magnificient Suicide Plane Hijackers.
    Now, Barak Hussian Obama needs to bow down to Iran Amedjanad and kiss his hand. Good for America I guess.

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  • Dave

    WOW, you folks sure have a lot of anger toward our president… must be miserable being so frustrated and powerless!

    All i see is complaints, complaints, complaints.

    What a bunch of whiners!!!

    Not surprised thought, you SHOULD be frustrated: conservative ideology was buried once and for all after America saw that its nothing more than a fairytale with no basis in reality.

    Goodbye GOP, America has put people with real ideas and solutions in charge now.

  • non

    i think obamas is a jew

  • Mary J. Clayton

    From the day President Obama took office I was concerned about if he was being coaxed in the right way about protocol here at home. Now it seems I should also worry about his knowledge of protocol abroad to. Rather then ignore the entire bowing incident and say nothing about it, I think the President should address this subject to the nation. His silence is taken as a yes I bowed so what!

  • John

    Dave says, WOW, you folks sure have a lot of anger toward our president… must be miserable being so frustrated and powerless!

    All i see is complaints, complaints, complaints.

    What a bunch of whiners!!!

    Not surprised thought, you SHOULD be frustrated: conservative ideology was buried once and for all after America saw that its nothing more than a fairytale with no basis in reality.

    Goodbye GOP, America has put people with real ideas and solutions in charge now.

    Dave, you are such a typical dumba%s that voted for this fraud. Obama is a total fraud. You will see thiscome to pass. You and the rest of the obamabots have sold us out to socialism and you do not have the sense to realize it. Wake up before its too late

  • James Bond

    People we need to take a deep breath and stop critiquing EVERYTHING our President does. If we watched our former President as closely as we watch and comment on everything President Obama does we would not be in the mess we are in.

    Obama bowed to a King and Bush has us bowing to China and the oil rich nations.

    • Beth

      It’s all about oil and petro dollars…don’t you people read.

  • http://www.muzzlefree.com Joe Black

    Hey guys, here’s the truth about the Obama-Saudi Connection:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWwoDGgAQXM

    It is as plain as day.

    • http://white-men-welcome.com/brand-ratings.cgi Charlie Galatas

      Your video was deleted. Can you repost a functional link?

  • amina

    peace to everyone that’s has something to say bad about obama aleast he didn’t blow up the world trade center in new york just to be president another four years.

  • RJP3

    the whole discussion is SILLY —- you can see he dropped something — and he and the other people are looking at what he dropped

  • Robert Ferrari

    i think obama is a socialist plant, but thats ok, thats the direction this country is heading regardless, a nanny welfare state driven by entitlements and destroying the middle class, and preventing the trickle down theory of adam smiths invisible hand with saul alinsky style jamming of the bureaucratic system.

  • jt

    what a discrace, that was a bow of obediance, not one leader greating another, im suprised he didnt fall prostraight on the ground and kiss his feet, what an abomnation and a slap n the face for america

  • trenchcoat007

    When he bent over to bow, someone should have given him a good swift kick in ass!

  • trenchcoat007

    What did he “drop”? His teleprompter?