Now everyone in the blogosphere is trying to figure out why.
If you remember, during the primary, I and others, wrote about Obama and his relationship to a man named Dr. Khalid al-Mansour. During an interview on NY1, Percy Sutton started discussing a friend of his, a man who contacted him and asked him to write a letter for Obama. That man was Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, and he was raising money for Obama, and helping Obama to get into Harvard. This was the original interview:
Percy mentions that Dr. Khalid al-Mansour is the principal advisor to one of the world's richest men.
Who is Khalid Al-Mansour?
"Although many Americans have never heard of Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour (his full name), he is well known within the black community as a lawyer, an orthodox Muslim, a black nationalist, an author, an international deal-maker, an educator, and an outspoken enemy of Israel."
So, who did Khalid work for, who was this rich man he adavised? It was Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
And who is Prince Al-Waleed?
He is the nephew of King Abdullah.
So, perhaps that might shed a little light as to why Obama is bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia? Maybe they go *way back*? Perhaps they have some history? Maybe Khalid was working on behalf of Prince Al-Waleed when he *sponsored* Obama?
Obama sure doesn't help those *rumors* with things like bowing before the king of Saudi Arabia....
For more reading on The Bow, the RBO web site has a great round up of blog stories about this, including the Saudi media coverage, and lots more videos and pics.
Some people seem to think Obama was kissing his ring, but it does not appear to me, that he is. He's just kissing his butt.
But...I'm sure it is just a coincidence....right?
Or maybe Obama just has issues about bowing down to females? (I just hope he didn't call Queen Elizabeth sweetie!)
Memorandum has a round-up of stories on the event, too.