“I don’t know why President Obama thought that was appropriate. Maybe he thought it would play well in Japan. But it’s not appropriate for an American president to bow to a foreign one,” said conservative pundit William Kristol speaking on the Fox News Sunday program, adding that the gesture bespoke a United States that has become weak and overly-deferential under Obama.»
Well, I do not know why the picture of Obama bowing the Emperor incensed critics in Washington, who said the U.S. leader should stand tall when representing America overseas. Such an ignorant comment. I personally believe that this shows that Obama is an educated, open minded person who is aware about the traditions and respect the status and culture of the countries that he visits.