Ok. I finally took the initiative and watched the infamous video in which President Obama, according to the White House, did not bow to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Having viewed the evidence myself, I don’t see how anyone could possibly call it anything else but a bow.
Barack Obama, at least at this point, is the single most powerful individual on the planet. Militarily and financially despite America’s current economic situation. Regardless of whether I agree with his political views (I don’t) and whether I voted for him or not (I didn’t), the President of the most powerful, prosperous, benevolent, and free country in the world shouldn’t bow to anyone.
That’s not to say he shouldn’t respect leaders of others countries. He should. But to bow to the King of a country that doesn’t allow religious freedom, where Christians are persecuted by “religious police”, women don’t have equal rights to men, and the men and women who serve in our military and protect this country aren’t allowed to have a Bible is asinine, to say the least. Let’s not forget that the majority of the 9/11 hijackers were from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This apology tour, as some have dubbed it, has been disheartening. I’ve heard it said that never in the history of our world has there been a country with so much power that exercised such restraint. We have, on more than one occasion, fought in wars that had we lost would have completely altered life as we know it, and we did it willingly. With a heavy, heavy cost. All in the name of freedom for men everywhere. And for my president to bow to a king who tramples on the very liberties that countless men and women, American men and women, have died to preserve is insulting and a slap square in the face. Not to mention their families and every man and woman serving now. It may seem trivial to some but to me it is an absolute shame.
I think what we have here is not Obama bowing as the President of the United States, but a Muslim bowing before a Muslim king. When it comes down to it he places his believes above the good of the country. How do you think Israel will view this. Where do you think they believe or loyalties now lie?
Didn’t Obama also state this week the America is no longer a Christian nation? I think he should really reconsider who he should and should not bow to. He will bow to one, i suggest he might want to make sure it’s the right one.
The President of the United States should bow to no one. I was completely embarrassed when he did that.————-Kevin
We all know it was a bow, so I don’t know why he won’t admit it. Does he think that the American people are so taken with him that we’ll believe ANYTHING he tells us? I’d have more respect for him (it’s at zero now) if he’d finally ADMIT to something he’s done that’s wrong!!
I was embarrassed too! Like Laura said, if the White House hadn’t lied about it, well it would still be bad, but that is what enrages me. Do they think we’re all morons!?!?!?!
The day I bow to a king (or anybody for that matter) will be the day my glorious life ends and I walk through those pearly gates and finally meet the KING who created us all. Until then, it ain’t happening.
To say it is not a bow is just nuts. If it looks like a pig, smells like a pig, and oinks like a pig, its a flippin pig. Now as an American I am embarrassed by the whole thing. Our leader should not bow to anyone. Now the Arabic faction is calling it a subserveant jesture. I didnt vote for him but I want to support him because he is our President, but he sure is making awful difficult to do so….