Obama bows to the Saudi royalty........

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    You know........after seeing how the right has taken Obama visiting the king of Saudi Arabia, and shaking his hand, as well as appearing to bow, they've gone over the edge.

    They're trying to call it something other than what it was.

    Now.......I don't really know how many of you people have been outside the US, but, there are different customs for different countries. If you'd been there, you'd know that. Before we pulled into Jiddah Saudi Arabia, we had to go through two full days of briefings, so that we didn't cause an international incident. No shaking hands with your left, no showing the soles of your shoes to someone, etc.

    Bitching about this is nothing more than a rampant display of the Ugly American syndrome.

    What do you guys think?

    And.......before you invoke Bush Jr., remember........he was holding hands with the prince, as well as bowed to him.
     
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    Source of Bush bowing to Saudi King?

    I've seen the Bush holding hands and a kiss on the cheek - but never bowing.
     
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    I seen Bush as a chimp. What would happen if Obama was depicted as a chimp (like Bush)? Would we see a double standard from the media?
     
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    I think it's amusing to see people attempt to defend Obama's actions. It's going to be a kick watching the libs play on the defense and become apologists for their man.
     
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    please show proof of Bush (or any other leader) bowing to the King of SA
     
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    Even the King of Saudi Arabia needs a good shoe shine every once and awhile. Go OBAMA!
     
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    He did bow to the Saudi prince. He did it when the Saudi prince came to Crawford.
     
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    So you're trying to deny Obama bowing, while claiming that Bush did??
     
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    REALLY?? got some proof of that?
     
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    Didn't say anything about Obama's bow. I said that the Repugnican party is taking a non-issue and trying to turn it into something.

    I just wish that they would apply the same standards to Bush that they keep trying to hang on Obama.

    And, yes......you DO bow to royalty. Depth and amount of time depends on the country you're in. Like I said, I've been over there, and they've got a lot of screwy customs. Some of which can land you in jail if you don't observe them properly.
     

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