I cannot get this image out of my head. Of course, it doesn’t help that it’s all over the web, but, even with that, I suspect the image will stick with me for a long time. The spectacle of the President of the United States of America bowing to the Saudi King Abdullah is simultaneously sickening and enraging.
Call me old fashioned, but I believe that the President of the United States, in his role as President, should bow to no mortal. None. Ever.
If being a member-in-good-standing of the world community means that the President must behave as a supplicant to anyone, let alone a monarch of a repressive country and a country, which, but for sitting atop of sea of oil, would be little more than a collection of desert nomads stuck in the seventh century, we shouldn’t join the club.