President Obama is currently on a tour of Asia as he seeks to build stronger ties between the United States and the nations in the Pacific Rim.
On Saturday the President was in Japan where he met the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Obama bowed deeply to them as is the custom and protocol for anyone meeting the revered couple.
But that fact hasn’t stopped the right-wing media and pundits laying into the President.
Apparently, Obama bowing to the Japanese Emperor and Empress shows a sign of weakness and isn’t becoming of the most powerful man in the world.
Well, no actually, it’s becoming of him because it shows respect. The U.S.A. may be powerful because of its military might and the force of its weapons but it doesn’t rule or own the rest of the world.
And that means local traditions apply to everyone, even the President. People complaining about this are just ignorant.