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Obama Stands Tall for America

President Obama vs. the rest of the world in greeting the Emperor of Japan.

More evidence that the president really understands foreign policy and has the top advisors helping him.

At least we now know it wasn’t only Saudi despot King Abdullah to whom Obama bows down.

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Prime Minister Vladimir Putin:

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:

Dick Cheney:

And then yesterday, President Obama…

More here on “Obama’s botched bow” from Thomas Lifson, who has lived in Japan and taught East Asian Studies at Harvard, and counseled many hundreds of American, European, and Middle Eastern executives on how to work and negotiate with the Japanese.
Obama, he says, should not only not have bowed, but in doing so the president violated the fundamental precept of Japanese bowing: No touching while bowing under any circumstances.

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.


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