POTUS BODY LANGUAGE UPDATE:
Will somebody educate the guy? American leaders do NOT kowtow to Oriental potentates.
This is how it's done . . .
General MacArthur knew the Oriental mind, and he knew exactly what he was doing here: hands on hips, casually kicked back with his hands on hips and no necktie, towering over the short, submissive Hirohito (who had only just renounced his status as a god).
The message was: "I'm the United States of America, and I'm large and in charge!"
The message from the Emperor of Japan to his people was: "This man is the Big Papa-san. Respect him and do everything he says."
My take on it is he's so far in way over his head. Either that, or he's so used to bowing and scraping before his political handlers that it's become second nature.
"THE SALUTE THAT WON'T GO AWAY"
In the course of my career I was trained to read body language. The inner soul speaks out - especially through the eyes, of course. A person's posture will betray that which they seek to conceal.
Flashback: THE SALUTE
Obama salute BEFORE training in FM 3-21.5 Drill and Ceremony
Obama salute AFTER training in FM 3-21.5 Drill and Ceremony:
Now here's where his body language betrays him:
Let me guess: you FORGOT to salute or place your hand over your heart, Mr. President?
Call me jaded, but I stopped believing in coincidences a LONG time ago. Let us look at what we know about the man we've got for President of the United States: Barack Hussein Obama was born of a Muslim father who ditched his Marxist, atheist mother, who went on to marry another Muslim and then sent him to an Islamic school in Indonesia. Obama attended a racist, Black African Nationalist church for twenty years, married a woman who openly admitted she "was not proud of being an American", his political mentor is a convicted terrorist and an avowed anti-American; and since being elected, every foreign country he sets foot in he starts apologizing for America's actions.
This man hates his own country.
This man is a national disgrace.
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