The Washington Times, the Daily Standard and many other news organizations were shocked that the man who occupies the Oval Office (OOO) would bow to the King of Saudi Arabia. A columnist for an Arab paper wrote that the gesture was out of respect and appreciation for all the King has done. Caught in the act for the world to see, the OOO is now saying that it wasn't a bow at all, but rather that the King is short and he had to dip down low to greet him. In reviewing the film of the event, there is no question that it was a deep bow with a handshake. That conservatives are outraged at this act, but said little when one of their own did a similar thing, is indicative of the dire state of America's leadership.
For example, President George W Bush, during his January 2008 trip to the Middle East, bowed down to Saudi King Abdullah to receive the King Abdulaziz Order of Merit medal, named for the king responsible for establishing the radical Wahhabi brand of Islam in Saudi Arabia. From an Islamist point of view, Bush was conquered by Islam because he armed his enemies with over $20 billion worth of sophisticated weapons and bowed to their kings, one of which awarded him with a distinguished service medal. And here in lies a deep rooted problem: political parties are hypocritical and divisive, criticizing and twisting the actions of the other while protecting self interests--not the best interests of the nation.
George Washington in his farewell address warned that political parties and a lack of religion and morality could destroy the nation. He said, "One of the expedients of party to acquire influence within particular districts is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts. . . they tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection." Washington also said, "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports." Speaking of Christian Americans, Washington said, "With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles."
Some 213 years after Washington's speech, we find two decades of American Presidents who have used party differences to create a polarized nation and have shared the belief that Muslims, Jews and Christians worship the same god. They have exploited this polarization and apostasy to America to enter the one world order. Proverbs 14:34 says, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." The First Commandment is "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me." Our nation's leaders' disregard for the Founding Fathers' wisdom, and their bold disobedience to God is a recipe for compounded disaster and judgment.