Clarice Feldman has the video. You can see (0:50 into the video) that it clearly is a bow:
As I was saying yesterday, Americans do not bow to kings:
One does not bow or curtsy to a foreign monarch because the gesture symbolizes recognition of her power over her subjects.
It is akin to Jimmy Carter succumbing to Brezhnev’s infamous kiss at the signing of the arms accord in Vienna in 1979. It is a disgrace.
UPDATE, Friday 3 April
No, Obama wasn’t cleaning the floor when greeting Abdullah
That’s OK. I don’t think he bowed to the Queen. 😉
Steve Spinks says
We really don’t need a rookie for president now. But since we have one, and one that seems to want to lower American influence in the world, we may as well say, “he’s doing a fine job.”
Makes me ill.
Bowing to the queesn would have been much less revolting. This is just pathetic. He got overpowered.
Obi's Sister says
Doh! That’s what happens when your handlers get their protocol “facts” from Wikipedia.
Pat Patterson says
Well, it could have been worse as he could have committed proskinesis.
Here’s an even better picture of the president sucking up to Abdullah: http://tinyurl.com/cznfwt
Love the photo, Skylights!
Notice no one else bows?
Fausta, skylights is a psychopath libtard who found a photoshopped agitprop canard fashioned by America-hating morons like himself.
Dave, let him have his laugh.
Unfortunately it was not a bow it was worse. He is kissing the ring of the Saudi King! As a member of the U.S. Military I can’t help but feel a little sick to my stomach at this.
OBAMA MAY HAS WELL DONE THE KING A LITTLE FAVOR SINCE HE WAS ALREADY DOWN THERE 1111
JANE: “Bowing to the queen would have been much less revolting.”
No, Jane, bowing to the Queen would have been just as revolting. Americans don’t bow to anybody!!!!
I honestly can not believe how wrapped up so many Americans get in such stupid and thoughtless news. The fact that so many people are angry or disturbed by this, is truly what is revolting. Who gives a rats…. Having strong public relations throughout the world is crucial!