Kindly explain the protocols of the Saudi court to us.<quoted text>
We agree, you're the American that doesn't have a clue to what's really happening.
What does the straight back mean? Why not the submissive curve in the back?
What does the arms alligned with the back mean? Why not cross the arms across the chest?
What does the horizontal upper body mean? Why not a bow of less than 90 degrees bend?
Why not the chin on the chest?
All of these things have meaning in the Saudi court, and Obama was very well instructed on how to introduce himself as a person of nobility with a military under his authority and declare himself and all of his subjects the subjects of the King of Saudi Arabia.
Obama's bow was executed perfectly, obviously having been practiced perhaps a hundred times.
Compare that with the Obama's jostling with the Queen of England like she was trailer park trash.