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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    can anyone explain how this is significant in any way?
    The problem I have with PBO bowing to the Japanese emporer, is that the emporer should have gotten on his knees and begged forgiveness for the war crmes Japanese soldiers committed against American during WW2.

    To date, no member of the Japanese Emperial Army, nor the Emperial Navy has admitted any wrong doing, during WW2.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    I think the country is making far too much of this issue. So what, he bowed to the Japanesse Emperor. He showed his respect to a peer leader. What's unfortunate is that the Emperor didn't show the same level of respect.

    What Republicans/Conservatives are trying to say here is that Pres. Obama goes around "bowing down" to every foreign dignitary, thereby, displaying weakness. Bull!!!!

    It's customary for a visiting dignitary to show respect for another country's customs. Bowing when greeting people of the Orient is one such custom and shows respect. And just because you respect someone doesn't mean you've placed yourself below them. It just means you recognize them for who they are and what they can do.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The problem I have with PBO bowing to the Japanese emporer, is that the emporer should have gotten on his knees and begged forgiveness for the war crmes Japanese soldiers committed against American during WW2.

    To date, no member of the Japanese Emperial Army, nor the Emperial Navy has admitted any wrong doing, during WW2.
    Now, that we both agree on.

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    PRUDEN: Obama bows, the nation cringes - Washington Times

    My Way News - SPIN METER: Did Obama grovel?

    The diplomacy of deference - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com

    Symbolism still matters. If you stand, like the OTHER WORLD LEADERS, and shake the Emperors hand, you are showing mutual respect.

    Obama however, embarrassed our nation. It's sad people think it's no big deal, do as they do in Japan blah blah freaking blah. Remember when O was in the UK? He wasn't seen bowing to anyone there... hell the man was an unmitigated as to the Brits.


    So why Bow before Japan? That church, old Obama went to, there was a specific sermon that inspired him to write a book. And in that sermon, his 20 year friend Rev. Wright railed against America's great sin of Nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I believe Obama was trying to apologize with that bow.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I think the country is making far too much of this issue. So what, he bowed to the Japanesse Emperor. He showed his respect to a peer leader. What's unfortunate is that the Emperor didn't show the same level of respect.

    What Republicans/Conservatives are trying to say here is that Pres. Obama goes around "bowing down" to every foreign dignitary, thereby, displaying weakness. Bull!!!!

    It's customary for a visiting dignitary to show respect for another country's customs. Bowing when greeting people of the Orient is one such custom and shows respect. And just because you respect someone doesn't mean you've placed yourself below them. It just means you recognize them for who they are and what they can do.
    You're thinking like an American leftist. When Obama bowed so low and the emporer didn't, Obama was displaying weakness and submission and the emporer was showing Obama accepted the emporer's dominance.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Now, that we both agree on.
    Thank you! You get a bow for that...
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The problem I have with PBO bowing to the Japanese emporer, is that the emporer should have gotten on his knees and begged forgiveness for the war crmes Japanese soldiers committed against American during WW2.

    To date, no member of the Japanese Emperial Army, nor the Emperial Navy has admitted any wrong doing, during WW2.
    You know I was thinking about this as I watched the first few installments of WWII in HD on the History Channel.


    Did they think we'd just forget Pearl Harbor or Bataan???

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Did they think we'd just forget Pearl Harbor or Bataan???
    And do you think they would just forget Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're thinking like an American leftist. When Obama bowed so low and the emporer didn't, Obama was displaying weakness and submission and the emporer was showing Obama accepted the emporer's dominance.
    no, he's actually thinking like a sensible person, as you should be. i'll bet the entire world saw that bow and thought

    "wow! AMERICA IS WEAK AND WE SHOULD TAKE THEM OVER!"........

    LOL.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Obama however, embarrassed our nation.
    The only thing that's embarrassing about this non-issue is the retarded over-the-top response from people like you.


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