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Originally posted by buddhasystem
I'm really wondering where the schmucks were when President Obama was wearing a yarmulke when visiting holy Jewish places. I think that was indeed a sign a weakness. Or was it? Why does the American President have to cover his head at all? Do you say "cultural sensitivity"? Why does it only work for Jews and not for the Japanese?
[edit on 17-11-2009 by buddhasystem]
Originally posted by FlySolo
Ahh its no big deal to the Japanese. They will just smile politely and then laugh behind his back saying "baka gaijin....cho omoshiroi"
Why do you ask her to make up her mind? You don't care what her answer is because you intend to frame it negatively.
manufacture a false controversy and claim it came from the Japanese. This never happened - the Japanese who did report on it were reporting on the absurd response of America's right wing media.
Let me save you some time, and tell you what your responses will be:
If your opponent states that the bow is simply a sign of respect that should not be given all this scrutiny, you're going to say that we are denigrating Japanese culture.
If your opponent emphasizes the importance of the bow in terms of showing respect, you're going to say that the President should not have bowed because it shows weakness.
So, there is nothing Obama can do that won't be met with more "townhall" rhetoric.
Neocons are a joke and your deductive reasoning skills are no better than a fifth grader's.
Oops - now you're going to say that I hate kids!