President Obama has bowed to yet another foreign leader, and this time it was none other than Mexican President Felipe Calderon. The awkward greeting took place at the G20 Leaders summit in Los Cabos, Mexico on Monday.
Has there ever been a president who has shown such weakness before foreign leaders? During his first year in office, it was shocking to watch him bow before the Saudi king, Chinese president Hu Jintao, and the Japanese emperor. An American president shouldn't kowtow to anyone, metaphorically or literally.
But, now he's at it again. What makes this even more infuriating, is that last week the president granted de facto amnesty to millions of Mexican nationals who don't belong in the country. Calderon is the one who should be getting on his knees - to thank Obama.
Ironically, this constant apologizing for Americans hasn't done anything to boost the image of the United States around the world. How can people trust a leader who regularly trashes his homeland with such glee?
Calderon, coincidentally, praised Obama's Friday decision to allow illegal aliens under 30 to remain in the U.S. Calderon called the move a "humanitarian action."