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#1161276 - 04/10/09 12:53 PM Obama Bows before Saudi King
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Four days after showing it on news sites that actually cover the news CNN now has it on its front page (hurry before it disappears): http://www.cnn.com/

Yet when you click on the link: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

it is gone. No article. Amazing how anyone can consider CNN a legitimate news source especially after two studies listed it as one of the most bias.
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#1161277 - 04/10/09 12:55 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King Sound Tactic
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#1161294 - 04/10/09 01:09 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King A_G
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#1161313 - 04/10/09 01:22 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King Miscuit
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I had never seen it, but I heard about it - I use googlenews.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/offbeat/2009/04/09/moos.bow.or.no.bow.cnn and while Jeanne Moos' voice is like nails on chalkboard, at least I was able to see it.
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#1161320 - 04/10/09 01:29 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King Miscuit
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The President using Diplomacy and protocol?!?!? The horror. Come on...be bigger than that.
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#1161323 - 04/10/09 01:30 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King FBH
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^^^good one^^^
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#1161328 - 04/10/09 01:32 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King FBH
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The President using Diplomacy and protocol?!?!? The horror. Come on...be bigger than that.


Where is this protocol documented?

I have never seen it stated that a US President should bow to anyone.
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#1161329 - 04/10/09 01:38 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King MB Guy
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Who cares about "should?" It's a diplomatic courtesy in a part of the world where we need to improve our image. I think people misinterpret courtesy as a sign of weakness these days, because they're not used to seeing it.
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#1161331 - 04/10/09 01:39 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King MB Guy
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I was under the impression whe the Obamas's visited the Queen of England he did not bow. Is this some sort of Discrimination because she is a woman? or is it that you only bow before a country that pretends to support our interests.
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#1161332 - 04/10/09 01:40 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King MB Guy
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You know, I really don't think bowing denotes fealty as much as it does respect. My issue is that he LIED about it and tried to pretend he wasn't bowing.

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#1161335 - 04/10/09 01:43 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King B_F
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Are you suggesting that a Democratic POTUS would lie about something that is not important. I have never hear of such a thing
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#1161337 - 04/10/09 01:43 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King FBH
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Who cares about "should?" It's a diplomatic courtesy in a part of the world where we need to improve our image. I think people misinterpret courtesy as a sign of weakness these days, because they're not used to seeing it.


I care. He represents me, and the rest of us. This "king" is a harborer of terrorists.

OK, you say who cares about "should," I say who cares about "image."
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#1161346 - 04/10/09 01:49 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King MB Guy
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White House Claims Obama Didn't Bow to King

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:34 PM-Newsmax

Barack Obama's White House says the president did not bow to the Saudi King when they met during the recent G-20 meeting in London.


If you think he did, you're just believing your lying eyes. So reports Politico's Ben Smith Wednesday. "It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah," an anonymous Obama aide told Politico.


The aide made the assertion despite a video showing Obama bending almost to a 90-degree angle as he met King Abdullah. And Politico notes that the Arab press have reported on the "bow" with favorable reviews.


The occasion may mark the first time a U.S. president has bowed to a foreign potentate.
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#1161348 - 04/10/09 01:51 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King Sound Tactic
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he took a bow...it's not like he got down on his knees


did he? eek

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#1161350 - 04/10/09 01:53 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King Miscuit
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what are we talking about here?
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#1161352 - 04/10/09 01:54 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King A_G
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#1161353 - 04/10/09 01:54 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King DD Regs
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I am glad we cleared that up it is just because he is tall.
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#1161355 - 04/10/09 01:54 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King edAudit
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#1161358 - 04/10/09 01:55 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King A_G
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#1161361 - 04/10/09 01:57 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King Miscuit
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I no longer think the media is a 'liberal medial' I think they're an Omama-media:

The New York Times in 1994 took Mr. Clinton to task for his sorta, kinda bow:
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/06/19/weekin...-a-bow-bow.html
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#1161362 - 04/10/09 01:57 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King MB Guy
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Originally Posted By: MB Guy
Originally Posted By: FBH
Who cares about "should?" It's a diplomatic courtesy in a part of the world where we need to improve our image. I think people misinterpret courtesy as a sign of weakness these days, because they're not used to seeing it.


I care. He represents me, and the rest of us. This "king" is a harborer of terrorists.

OK, you say who cares about "should," I say who cares about "image."


Thanks for the clarification. I just ordered a Saudi flag from flags.com, since we're vassals now...:rolleyes:
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#1161363 - 04/10/09 01:58 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King A_G
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#1161365 - 04/10/09 01:58 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King Miscuit
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#1161366 - 04/10/09 01:59 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King FBH
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#1161377 - 04/10/09 02:23 PM Re: Obama Bows before Saudi King Miscuit
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Bollywood ColdCut Foreign Policy Principle #8: The President should spit on all foreign heads of state to symbolically remind them that, since they are not Americans, their government has no legitimate moral basis.

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