Originally Posted by shpirate87
Let's see how other world leaders greet the Emperor:
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
The King of Morocco
The Prime Minister of Slovenia
The President of South Korea
The President of Kazakhstan
The Prime Minister of India
Vice President Cheney
and in case you have forgotten, President Obama
And for those of you on the "he was just being polite" bandwagon - According to a former Harvard professor of East Asian Studies, Thomas Lifson, "Obama's bow violates a fundamental precept: NO TOUCHING while bowing."
the way that you highlight it, is a great illustration to how outrageous this is
Originally Posted by jeremyc74
OMFG....some of you guys are just absurd.
You think that because the president of the largest military power the world has ever seen makes some silly gesture to a Japanese leader he's being subservient?! Get real!.
He's trying to be humble, which is reguarded pretty highly in Japan, and he's trying to counter the perception of US arrogance that much of the world has right now, and that's a good thing.
The lengths some of you will go to to make an issue out of nothing is astounding! It's no wonder the media in this country does nothing but spin....it's all you non-thinkers are capable of understanding!
obama and his people hate the military and will work to weaken it