Friday, April 10, 2009

The Bow Outrage

I haven't been very thrilled with President Obama lately but this one takes the cake. How dare he show submission to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia by bowing! This is a sign of weakess! How can the leader of the free world subject himself to rituals and customs of some figurehead of a terrorist state (albeit our "ally") like Saudi Arabia?!

Uh... nevermind.


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:

Broadway Carl said...

Ju - please refer me to your outrage when former President Bush held hands during a lovely stroll and kissed King Abdullah and danced the Ardha sword-dance alongside the king of Bahrain in the execution square. I suppose that means he kowtows to King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa and supports beheading?

You lost. Deal with it, you simple, simple man.

Broadway Carl said...

Oh, here's the video.