President's bow was the wrong move

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If bowing and kowtowing to the king of Saudi Arabia wasn't bad enough, President Obama had to assure the Muslims that the United States was not at war with Islam.

He's right about that, but he should have pointed out that the advocates of Islam are at war with the entire Christian world, and all other religions for that matter.

It was disgraceful enough for him to bow before a foreign king, something our Founding Fathers vowed never would happen, but his support staff is putting out the lie that our dear leader did not bow.

Take a look at the video and judge for yourself. He certainly didn't bow upon meeting England's Queen Elizabeth.

Carl Langley

Aiken, S.C.

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GGpap
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GGpap 04/11/09 - 12:49 am
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Well Carl, I do not often

Well Carl, I do not often agree with what you write but, sadly, I must admit that you are correct here. However, most of Obama's apologists know that the Saudi king, like an ape from the jungles of Africa, has arms that touch the ground even though he is standing erect. Poor Obama was forced to bow low enough to grasp the hand of the Saudi king in order to shake it as he met him; no bow was intended. GGpap

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 04/11/09 - 01:09 am
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Watch the video, apologist

Watch the video, apologist GGpap. The Saudi King had to reach DOWN to pull on Obama's hand. Repeating the left spin, as usual, makes you seem uninformed. Personally, I feel it's Obama's right to grovel before anyone he wishes to. America should be ashamed for entering into this horrible experiment. It might behoove us all to duck our heads in shame for the next 3 1/2 years. A little meditation should give us a change we can believe in come 2012.

GGpap
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GGpap 04/11/09 - 01:29 am
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My god, PT don't you even

My god, PT don't you even have the common sense to see a "spoof" when you read one? I surely am not happy with Obama's "kowtow" to the Saudi king. Sheeesh! GGpap

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55 F-100 04/11/09 - 05:33 am
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What we all witnessed was the

What we all witnessed was the muslim training that he received as a youth. BHO is as big a liar about his religious bent as he is about his campaign promises. Get ready, because with BHO's actions this early, his goal of socialism will include more and more muslim influences. His actions and bowing are as deplorable as they are frightening.

justus4
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justus4 04/11/09 - 06:13 am
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Another Rodney King moment
Unpublished

Another Rodney King moment that baffles the masses. The president was being casual and offbeat with a fellow Brotha, the King. This attempt to enlarge a simple gesture, with viewings & play-by-play reporting is an example of the All-White-Media (AWM) not understanding their bias. The Brotha was joking but haters want to make it criminal, because their hatred is obstructing common sense. Rodney King was beaten savagely and non-minorities saw nothing unusual about the attack and said, "well, he moved a muscle" while "we" saw it for exactly what it was; attempted murder. So whatever conclusions observed by the AWM and passed on for consumption is suspect, especially regarding the president. Because of his race, the coverage of his actions must be properly explained, otherwise, the ignorant masses act like the first jury in the King attack.

apex24
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apex24 04/11/09 - 06:27 am
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Justus, do you think the

Justus, do you think the Brotha can do something about the ALL-Black-Crime (ABC) in this area. Sure would nice to be able to walk into a Cicle K store not worried if your going to die. If the Brotha could stop this then the AWM would not have anything to report about.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 04/11/09 - 07:08 am
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The same old bunch of idiots.

The same old bunch of idiots. If this is the best you all can do? It is going to be a long 4 years for you all.

stewartist
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stewartist 04/11/09 - 07:23 am
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You Dems. must understand

You Dems. must understand that it's more than a bow (as a show of respect) it's a gesture that shows a weakness. A firm handshake LIKE A MAN would have been good enough - would any of you BOW to another? The President needs to be more straight forward and quit kissing butt, or our enemies will see this as a sign of weakness - and anyone who thinks he didn't bow is IGNORANT. Just like this Pirate situation - we can't afford to let 4 pirates in a dingy have their demands met - it will be humiliating for the US. What are we ...a bunch of wusies?

carcraft
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carcraft 04/11/09 - 08:01 am
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For you clowns that don't

For you clowns that don't think protocol and bows and symbolism have meaning I have a test for you. Next time you are at work and your boss or a very repected client walks down the hall, make a fist with your right hand and extend your middle finger and tell him Oh it doesn't mean any thing. After Obama's bow Iran announced it had increased nuclear centrifuges to two thousand and North Korea launched it's missile. Actions and elections have consequences.

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palomino9 04/11/09 - 08:03 am
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That was a cultural sign a

That was a cultural sign a respect, you moron, Get over it. Maybe you should bow down before God, and ask him to take the hatred out of your heart.

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Junket831 04/11/09 - 08:13 am
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In watching the video it

In watching the video it looks like a clumsy bow if there ever was one. If Obama wanted to hide the fact that he was bowing he could have at least picked up a quarter while he was hovering near the floor. He could have pocketed it and later said he was trying to show Americans how to save. That being said, I don't know whats more embarrasing, Obama bowing to this clown or Bush walking hand in hand with him a few years back. In either instance Presidents need to realize that every moment, save a few, are being photographed, videoed and recorded for ever. Those slips, falls, scratches and bows will be interpreted and rehashed by the talking heads for weeks, months or years. The principal of our country is clear, we bow to NO ONE. Our founders fought a bitter battle with a different King for that very fact. If we didn't owe so much money to others we should only recognize fairly elected government leaders. Not dictators, kings, queens and clowns that are propped up by the might of a gun and not the will of the people.

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RonRoberts 04/11/09 - 08:19 am
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These knuckle-dragging parrot

These knuckle-dragging parrot wingnuts, with their racist slurs (brotha) and such.... you're the VERY reason we have to have diplomacy to cocer for our nation's embarrassment at your ignorance. It's not hard to believe, though, that the op/ed page of the COMICAL is once again rife with right-wing idiocy. You think you're just NOW embarrassed??? Where the hell was your pride during the LAST administration??? LAUGHABLE. PatriciaThomas, you remind me of one of those goofballs still rolling around town with their "W" sticker fading on the rear bumper of their gas-guzzling mini-van/SUV. Turn the calendar, people...this is NOT your time. keep the wild and hilarious complaints coming though...they're HILARIOUS!

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Niko Mahs 04/11/09 - 08:52 am
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And what about holding hands

And what about holding hands with the Saudi King and walking him around the brush down there in Crawford, Texas? And wasn't there some kissing involved there too? It's just goes to show that when you're an oil man and the guy with the turban has a lot of it you will then fall all over the Saudi King.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 04/11/09 - 08:56 am
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The President of the Great

The President of the Great United States, should never bow to anyone. Barry is trying to show the world that he not a threat. The leaders of this nation's military force should be a threat, that is what keeps the peace. Saudis hate Americans. The Saudis are the biggest cash suppliers to the Murdering Islamic fundamentalist movement. Its is there goal to kill us or convert us.

carcraft
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carcraft 04/11/09 - 09:05 am
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It is not a sign of repect it

It is not a sign of repect it is a sign of sbuserviance which is why I bow to Jesus and God. No other president has bowed before. Bush's holding hand and kissing on the cheek are cultural.

mieshel
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mieshel 04/11/09 - 09:50 am
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I want to to know about this

I want to to know about this experiment!!!

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 04/11/09 - 10:17 am
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He didn't bow to the Queen of

He didn't bow to the Queen of England, and he shouldn't bow to the Saudi King. The discrepancy in behavior is quite naturally going to be irritating. It was fine not to bow to the Queen, but the fact that he didn't and DID bow to the Saudi King, of course raises "feathers" and questions. It was inappropriate for him to bow to the King of Saudi for a litany of reasons.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 04/11/09 - 10:52 am
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Yes we all know that because

Yes we all know that because the President bowed, they launched their missiles. Now had he body slammed the King, N.K. would have ran away screaming like a little girl. You all are idiots.

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LCC0256 04/11/09 - 10:55 am
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what do you expect from a

what do you expect from a marxist muslim anyway? this person (he is no man) has proven time and again who and what he is...True followers of Christ see this person for what he is & it is the saddest day so far in our history that this cowardly marxist muslim politically corrupt hack has become holder of a once great and honored office..

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 04/11/09 - 11:01 am
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So I guess you are one of

So I guess you are one of those " He is the anti-Christ" nut?

carcraft
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carcraft 04/11/09 - 11:33 am
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North Korea and Iran are

North Korea and Iran are measuring him. They were boldened by his submissiveness. They have now taken situtions even further, Iran by announcing that they are increasing their nuclear production capablilities and North Korea by launching the missile. Obama's reaction to the missile was to go to the UN. A geart misstep since the UN will do nothing. His response to Iran"we will talk". All of this is very encouraging to the North Koreans and the Iranians.Obama should not have "body slamed him" as you put it but should have given a nice hand shake and perhaps a kiss if others were doing it, nothing more. The fact that the White House is lying about the bow shows that they understand the Democates President screwed up again!!!

0430
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0430 04/11/09 - 11:39 am
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Ok "hypocrites". Did

Ok "hypocrites". Did President Bush bow when the Saudi King put a medal around his neck? Yes, he did. There was no need for him to bow. Don't forget about the walking around holding hands. Things were going so bad for President Bush, he just wanted to be love. For a party to be of love, you "Republicans are fill with hate. Maybe, if you win another election, the hate will go away. Then, "MAYBE NOT".

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galaxygrl 04/11/09 - 11:44 am
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You are so silly, HYPOCRITE

You are so silly, HYPOCRITE 08. Everyone knows the anti-christ will come from the east/west Rome ( not Georgia) region. Obama was born in Hawaii.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 04/11/09 - 11:48 am
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That was a cultural sign a

That was a cultural sign a respect, you moron, Get over it. Maybe you should bow down before God, and ask him to take the hatred out of your heart. Posted by palomino9 on Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:03 AM *** I guess he showed his lack of respect for the queen, since he didn't bow to her. *** Remember all actions have consequences and prezbho continues to show his lack of respect for people. The prezbho followers don't even realize how he continues to show his lack of respect for them.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 04/11/09 - 11:52 am
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Isn't it interesting how the

Isn't it interesting how the port of Kenya is involved in the hostage situation? I bet if Bush were prez, the libs would be wondering why he hadn't done something by this time.

0430
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0430 04/11/09 - 12:16 pm
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Bush is still having

Bush is still having nightmares about Iraq. The Republicans are feeling the nightmares of Bush. Don't worry "Republicans, Newt Gingrich is coming to save the day or is it Rush Limbaugh. They both are family first men... or are they. Both have been married three times. Call Rush, he is the one... but he is hooked on drugs. Wait, let call Austin Rhodes the local bully. But wait, he has been married three times. Forget about that, "HE IS A REPUBLICAN". We can forgive REPUBLICANS.

galaxygrl
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galaxygrl 04/11/09 - 12:27 pm
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hey Q, what did your comment

hey Q, what did your comment have to do with the letter?

Niko Mahs
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Niko Mahs 04/11/09 - 12:30 pm
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I did not know that

I did not know that Republicans could not get marriage right. I thought it was handling money that they were inadequate at doing. Looks like they are good multi-taskers!

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patriciathomas 04/11/09 - 01:38 pm
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convertedsoutherner, if Bush

convertedsoutherner, if Bush were in office, he'd be accused by the really smart libs of conspiring with the pirates. There'd be something about his friends getting rich off of something...or something like that. I don't speak the language so I seldom understand their conspiracy theories.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 04/11/09 - 01:39 pm
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Right Niko....the dems are

Right Niko....the dems are GREAT at handling money....trillions at a time.

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