Originally Posted by xbook
Yeah that is true. NO US PRESIDENT HAS EVER TRIED AND RESPECT THE CUSTOMS OF ANOTHER COUNTRY. In this picture George Bush is just trying to do a lil' romancing before he goes in for the big kiss.
Holding hands and greeting with a kiss are signs of friendship. Bowing to royalty is a sign of subservience. Subjects bow to their rulers. Equals greet each other as friends.