This is really gonna tick off Usama bin Laden.
My thoughts? No American president should ever bow before another leader no matter what the protocol, even in Japan. Would it look right for any foreign leader to bow before Obama? Can anyone imagine Ronald Reagan or Teddy Roosevelt bowing before anyone, much less an oil sheihk?
This was another gaffe that won't be reported much by the big media and will be defended through infinity by his formerly anti-Saudi leftist supporters. SSDD.
That said, I had no problem with their interactions with Queen Elizabeth. Monarchs are people, too and should not melt if met with a light touch to the shoulder. She probably got tingles anyway.