Wednesday, April 8

Total B.S. "White House: No bow to Saudi"

You know, this has been batted around the internet for a while and frankly it has not interested me, until the White House had to come out and deny that it happened:
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. - POLITICO
On the post is video of the event. This is the first time that I watched it. It sure looks like he bowed down, and bowed low. When you look at the video you can see that the King had his hand outstretched high and President Obama took it while standing and then bowed. It was only when he was coming back up that he took his hand with his other hand. So the White House's statement is total B.S.

So lets say that the White House is being truthful and that this was not a bow. (Although looking at the video puts us all in fantasy land in order to believe the White House on this issue) If so, then perhaps these assclowns that 'advise' the president should take a piece of what I thought was well known advice:
Not only must the act be honorable but it must appear to be honorable
This is where the President (and his staff) failed. It appears to be that he bowed to a foreign leader. So he is wrong regardless of whatever he might have actually done.

OK, maybe we can move on now. This I think is a relatively trivial issue as this President is up to much worse than bringing discredit upon the United States, such as bankrupting the country by looting taxpayers.

I guess his pres staff needed to get something out there, knowing that most people will never actually see the video to make a judgment of their own. So go see the video here and judge for yourself.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On the topic of bankrupting the country, seeing America go from one fiscally irresponsible administration to yet another might actually produce some tangible benefits. It's prompting states to assert their rights and introduce bills for switching to a precious metals currency standard to compete with the doomed Fed dollar.

It will take some power away from the international banking cartels and other special interests that have been running this country into the ground with a string of wars ever since the early 1900s.

Make no mistake about it, Obama is nothing more than a marionette, just like his predecessor. Irrespective of any perceived etiquette gaffs on his part, the internationalists are determined to continue their game as before.