Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:01 am

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/conservativ ... saudi-bow/
Did President Obama bow to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at last week's G-20 meeting?

Conservatives say yes – and some aren't happy about it. The White House, meanwhile, says the president did nothing of the kind.




Looks like bow to me... :roll:
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:18 am

At least they aren't "Going Steady" like the last guy! :lol:
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:27 am

The Bush administration has not tried to deny they were holding hands and it's a commom practice among Arab men.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/01/weeki ... asics.html
When President Bush and Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia met in Crawford, Tex., last week, they did something very un-Texan: they walked hand in hand.

Americans may raise an eyebrow at men holding hands, but in the Arab world, affection among men is common, and without sexual connotation.

"Holding hands is the warmest expression of affection between men," said Samir Khalaf, a sociology professor at American University of Beirut in Lebanon. "It's a sign of solidarity and kinship."


Back to the program after this regularly scheduled reality check...
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:33 am

looks like a bow here also
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:34 am

BHO was confused by the head wear, thought he was the Pope and was trying to find a ring to kiss. :P

Blame it on jet lag!
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:38 am

Does anyone really think this wasn't just an attempt to be PC & courteous with sovereigns of another country?
(Isn't this really just grasping at straws by Obama haters?)
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:45 am

I think bowing before royality is more of a tridition than holding hands. I kind of think this is grasping for straws, just what is expected when meeting a king? A high five perhaps.
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:59 am

I think he was just being polite. I would think there was discussion on the subject before hand with someone regarding protocol.... How has it been done in the past? ?

I am sure there were some that wouldnt bow and others that might have. Maybe mike moore would have an answer! :D
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: spc On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:00 am

samhill wrote:I think bowing before royality is more of a tradition


Tail of two bows:

You decide. :roll:

He is the leader of the free world, at least act like it.
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:03 am

samhill wrote:I think bowing before royality is more of a tridition than holding hands. I kind of think this is grasping for straws, just what is expected when meeting a king? A high five perhaps.

Did he bow before Queen Elizabeth? If yes then you are right. If no then you are wrong. Besides, it wasn't a bow..........it was a curtsy. ;) :D
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:07 am

I did decide for myself & see nothing wrong with it, like saluteing a higher ranking officer, saying yes sir or no sir to elders or police officers, standing for anothers national anthem & just being plain old polite. It`s the way I was taught growing up. When in Rome do as the Romans do.
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:10 am

samhill wrote:I did decide for myself & see nothing wrong with it, like saluteing a higher ranking officer, saying yes sir or no sir to elders or police officers, standing for anothers national anthem & just being plain old polite. It`s the way I was taught growing up. When in Rome do as the Romans do.


Don't you get it Sam?........Obama haters will attack ANYTHING he does or says. There's no way he can win at their game.

If he bows, he's being submissive
If he doesn't bow..He's being unnecessarily undiplomatic & antagonistic to a foreign head of state...which proves he's to inexperienced to be President & he probably learned how to be discourteous from those terrorists he "Pals Around" with & he's not really an American anyway &..........You get the idea


If he spends time with his kids....He's wasting time when he should be doing Presidential work!
If he doesn't spend time with his kids......How can a man run the free world if he can't even be a good Father?....which shows he's to inexperienced to be President & he probably learned how to be lazy from those terrorists he "Pals Around" with & he's not really an American anyway &..........You get the idea


If he goes to Iraq......He's "Grandstanding" for the cameras
If he doesn't go to Iraq........How can a President understand a place he's never even been too?? ....which proves he's to inexperienced to be President & he probably learned how to be dismissive of our military from those terrorists he "Pals Around" with & he's not really an American anyway &..........You get the idea





Get it? ( these Obama haters have a very limited playbook, are as clever as a ham sandiwch & subtle as an atomic bomb & should never be allowed to "Drive" again!)
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: spc On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:18 am

samhill wrote:I did decide for myself


The point of the topic is the WH denies it was a bow. They must see something wrong with the POTUS enthusiastically bowing to this guy or they wouldn't deny it, would they?
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:22 am

spc wrote:
samhill wrote:I did decide for myself


The point of the topic is the WH denies it was a bow. They must see something wrong with the POTUS enthusiastically bowing to this guy or they wouldn't deny it, would they?


I'll agree that the WH spokesman should have dismissed it as mere courtesy....So make the press secretary stand in the corner or 5 minutes.....Next problem?
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Re: Obama bows to Saudi King, WH DEnies it....

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:28 am

The press secretary is a mouth piece. He is blameless. I say Rahm Emanuelle needs a kick in the nads.
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