11/16/09

46 handshakes, one bow

Obama plagued by rookie mistakes ... or is it a proper Muslim greeting?
For those arguing that such a policy merely propagates American arrogance and that Obama wants to “change perceptions,” this video by the UConn College Republicans points out the second problem.

Heads of state do not bow and show obeisance to one another, regardless of whether either one is an American President.

The UConn group reviews 47 different greetings to Emperor Akihito and various heads of state, including a few from fellow Pacific Rim countries with similar cultural sensitivities, and doesn’t find a bow among them. (from hotair.com)

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