Maybe you fret that the reports of President Obama bowing to King Abdullah of Saudia Arabia are exaggerated…or maybe you think it is simply a sign of respect. You would be wrong either way. See a photograph and videos below.
Simple etiquette, intended to show that American’s are not subject to any other rule than our own, is that we do not bow to to the leaders of other countries. Queen Elizabeth expects no one, not even her own subjects, to bow or curtsy to her, although they may do so out of respect, if they wish.
Meeting the King of Saudia Arabia requires nothing more than a handshake.
President G. W. Bush was harshly, and rightfully, criticized for holding hands with King Abdullah. The White House explained that Bush was simply providing support for the more elderly King, who is 84 years old today, as they walked along.
Another very interesting observation: Michelle Obama steps in front of Prince Phillip, nudging her way next to the Queen. See the video here.
The first video below shows Obama bowing to Abdullah at about 54 seconds in.
The second video also shows the bow at 1:36 seconds into viewing, but the photo really tells the story.
Also watch an astonishing video with Michelle Obama clearly stepping right in front of Price Phillip in a photo session. Obviously, nothing will stand in Michelle’s way when it comes to the limelight.
Read a list of Obama’s overt and outrageous behaviors on behalf of the Muslim world at Atlas Shrugs.