Obama senior officials fabricate protocol to justify Obama’s bow.
This is priceless … Obama Administration is trying to tell us that Barack Hussein Obama bowed to the Emperor of Japan because The One was simply observing protocol. WHAT PROTOCOL? Or better yet, whose protocol? Unnamed senior Obama officials now see fit to flat out lie to the American public that is it US protocol to for a US President to bow to a foreign leader or monarch. Maybe they would like to cite that protocol?
A senior administration official said President Barack Obama was simply observing protocol when he bowed to Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon arriving at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday.
“I think that those who try to politicize those things are just way, way, way off base,” the official said. “He observes protocol. But I don’t think anybody who was in Japan – who saw his speech and the reaction to it, certainly those who witnesses his bilateral meetings there – would say anything other than that he enhanced both the position and the status of the U.S., relative to Japan. It was a good, positive visit at an important time, because there’s a lot going on in Japan.”
As the Weekly Standard states, “Why won’t that “senior administration official” come out from behind the curtain and make that assertion in his own name? Because it’s nonsense.”
However, until Barack Hussein Obama no President had ever bowed down before another leader. Protocol, Hardly! Barack Obama’s greatest bows:
Michael Goldfarb from the Weekly Standard called the bow “a violation of more than two centuries of tradition and protocol holding that American presidents never bow before royalty.”
Clarence Feldman, in commentary for American Thinker, wrote “I am quite certain that this is not the protocol, and is most unbecoming a president of the United States.”
Check out how the rest of the world greeted the Emperor of Japan. Not a bow to be found.