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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    So if a Saudi Arabian queen came to the US for a funeral she should take of her hijab to please us or not come at all? I think you're purposely being obnoxious.
    He's actually being wonderfully consistent. The stances some Conservatives have taken when it comes to "insulting" our allies make his position the only one they can take if they want to avoid being called out for being hypocrites. CanadaJohn's position may not be the greatest, but it is consistent.
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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The only way this can really be seen as a negative is if the Saudis get hold of the pictures of her choosing to wear the head scarves in India and not SA. But even then...come on...she is a woman. She isnt really relevant to the important discussions of men.


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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    So if a Saudi Arabian queen came to the US for a funeral she should take off her head-covering to please us or not come at all? How horribly insulting that would be to the American people if she came anyway!

    I think you're purposely being obnoxious.
    Firstly, for whatever reason, I've never seen one of the Saudi Arabian queens even though King Abdullah had about a dozen. I'm pretty sure the Saudi royal queens don't travel.

    That said, is there anything particularly offensive about a head scarf? I don't believe it was suggested the First Lady wear a burka or some other full body tarp.

    The point I was making, and it's a pretty simple one to understand, if you're not entirely disingenuous in "paying your respects" and not solely intent on using the death of a foreign head of state to make a political statement, why go if you actually have so little respect for the hosts?

    And to be clear, showing deference to your hosts is not obnoxious - the opposite is.
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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I think she looks great.
    I agree.

    It looks like she has slimmed down as well.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post


    Oh snap! Hopefully the Saudis arent monitoring DP!

    Cant tell if stinkface or just sun.....

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It causes me no problems. For the first time in my adult life, I'm proud of our First Lady. If Saudi Arabia takes offense to something stupid like that, that's their problem.

    Is that unequivocal enough for you?
    Cute, I see what you did there.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

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    Laura Bush didn't wear a scarf when she met the Saudi King.
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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    When in Saudi Arabia do as the Saudis do. They should do as we do when they come here as well.
    Just curious, would you expect one of the royal wives to remove her head covering if she came to the US?

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    Laura Bush didn't wear a scarf when she met the Saudi King.
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    Thats because the King already had a thing for GWB!
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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    I always knew she had bigger balls then her husband.

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