I already posted this once. The reason I'm posting it again is because the White House (albeit an anonymous spokesperson) is denying that Obama actually bowed. It's just that Obama was so much taller than the Saudi king that when he nodded his head it only seemed as if he were bowing.
Jeez. They know people were stupid enough to vote for Obama, do they really think they're stupid enough to watch the video with their own eyes and not be able to tell that he's not nodding, he's bowing?
The White House is denying that the president bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London, a scene that drew criticism on the right and praise from some Arab outlets.
"It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah," said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The Washington Times called the alleged bow a "shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate" and said it violated centuries of American tradition of not deferring to royalty. The Weekly Standard, meanwhile, noted that American protocol apparently rules out bowing, or at least it reportedly did on the occasion of a Clinton "near-bow" to the emperor of Japan.
Interestingly, a columnist in the Saudi-backed Arabic paper Asharq Alawsat also took the gesture as a bow and appreciated the move.
"Obama wished to demonstrate his respect and appreciation of the personality of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, who has made one of the most important calls in the modern era, namely the call for inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue to defuse the hatred, conflict and wars," wrote the columnist, Muhammah Diyab.
The video shows Obama dipping toward the king as G-20 leaders greet one another at the ExCel Centre in London.
So...if Obama really did bow, why not just say so. Why try to deny it with such a lame excuse?
Anyone want to take odds that Obama is going to "convert" to Islam within a year or so? That will really help him with the Middle East! Of course, women in the US better get used to wearing burkhas....