Saturday, politico.com reported the White House explanation for Barack Obama’s recent forehead-bangin’-on-the-floor bow to the Japanese Emperor Akihito, the son of the ruler who authorized the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and Empress Michiko was merely “protocol” and really nothing to be all that concerned about.
politico.com–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”……
Ummm, ok except this ass kissing bow or “protocol” nonsense doesn’t seem to apply to anyone else but the capitulator-in-chief who happens to represent our country when he pulls this crap whether we like it or not.
Certainly if bowing to the Japanese Emperor is “protocol” wouldn’t everyone else be scraping their noses on Akihito’s pants zipper every time they met up with the little fella?
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