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Originally posted by Bombeni
I think the Japanese felt that Obama was stereotyping them with that over the top bow, taking them back 500 years. He is such a baffoon. I'm not Japanese but it pizzes me off too.
Originally posted by Bkrmn
I think Obama's bow to the Japanese Emperor is funny, though it's a shame the media has made such a big deal out of it. I'm sure the President has been kicking himself in the ass since, and no doubt is extremely embarassed over it. People do screw up, and Obama is no exception. I remember seeing back in the seventies, a front page photo of a village blacksmith who after taking hold of Queen/Princess Juliana of the Netherlands hand, closed his eyes and kissed the back of his own hand. Imagine trying to live that one, down. I think it was Reagan who stepped off his plane, and because of a screwup by his interpreter, told Gorbachev he lusted after him. We've all had our embarassing moments, but at least most of us don't have the media hounding us and ready to pounce on them. If I happen to trip over a crack in the sidewalk or step in dog poo, the first thing I do is look around, hoping no one else seen it. People such as Obam and co. don't have that luxury, and any time they do something stupid and or funny, they are immediately busted. lol!
Can you believe how STUPID Bush is? What does he achieve by doing this? Scorn? What a pathetic excuse for a President? He is just beyond clueless about Islam? What other explanation is there? Saudis put that bitch in her place. Ann Coulter always defends Bush. Wonder how she is going to defend this? It it wasn't so pathetic and dangerous to us all, it would be laughable.
Originally posted by Nichiren
My wife is Japanese and I just showed her the pic. She said the bow is perfectly fine :-)
Originally posted by CX
I reckon we should trade Obama for our Prince Phillip, then you'd really have something to talk about when it comes to cultural ettiquette and embarrassing moments.
This whole page, and more links at the side, are slips up's by Buckingham Palace's finest.
Prince Phillip slip-ups
Originally posted by SLAYER69
OK here we go...
When our Allies are embarrassed then you know there is something afoot. It's one thing to show cultural respect but too much Kowtowing makes one look weak. One could only imagine the type of groveling that went on behind closed doors in Beijing.
Correct me if im wrong but isnt Beijing in China. What does Beijing have to do with the Japanese and them being "Mortified" by his Bow? And also from the pictures it dosent appear that they are offended in any way by his bow they pretty much have the same expression in all the other pictures. And one more thing Who really gives a flying *#$@. Try Researching and posting things that are actually informational and useful to the ATS Community. Crap like this just degrades the site and makes us look stupid. You should be thankful im not a Mod or this thread would have been deleted.