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Friday, November 13, 2009

President Bows Again

The President of the United States is not supposed to bow to foreign potentates. Earlier this year the supporters of our ill prepared naive president defended him when he bowed to the Saudi king and claimed he wasn't really bowing. Well, yesterday he bowed again this time to Japanese Emperor Akihito.

We need a president who understands that the United States does not bow to other countries. When the president bows it is as if our nation is bowing. There is a reason our Navy has a standing order that we do not dip our flag first when passing the ship of another nation. We will dip the flag in response, but never initiate to a foreign flagged ship and we don't even return the dip if from a nation we don't formally recognize.

These acts are just further evidence that Obama's lack of understanding of United States history and culture play a key role in his failures to properly represent our interests.

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Blogger bob said...

Obama lacks the experience to lnow that the bow isn't a sign of respect unless done in unison. Bowing alone is a sign of subservience.

When the election was going on people made a big deal of life abroad. Being raised in Indonesia was supposed to make him worldly and wise.

November 15, 2009 at 2:08 AM

Blogger Obiter Dictum said...

Everything about this man and his administration is calculated and well planned. Don't for a minute allow yourself into believing, Barak Obama is nothing more than an extension of those surrounding him.

Every move he makes is tutored and weighed in advance. For those of us who made that long flight to Southeast Asia (and fortunate to return)--lacking frills and extravagances of Air Force One--our 'handlers' made certain we had, at least a basic understanding of traditions in a country we were about to enter.

Look on the bright side--the man he bowed before wasn't Kim Jung Il--of course, one should not tackle too much optimism...his apology trip to the Far East has a few more days.

November 15, 2009 at 6:30 AM

Blogger Ben said...

Lay off....he is the first American President from the Pacific. He does things differently.

November 15, 2009 at 3:11 PM


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