In a White House that craves to be the most popular country in the world and is willing to unilaterally give up much of the leverage we have to become well-liked and accepted by others, this bowing thing is the tip of the iceberg for understanding how far Obama will go to make us just another country among the many others. Obama’s physical deference is a manifestation of his policies. He wants to be popular, so he asks no tough questions or demands any action in return. Obama has already made clear that he doesn’t believe the United States is exceptional compared to other Nations and so he believes bowing is a polite gesture to an equal. Humility is a great quality when strength is a core value – but Obama has yet to show international strength. Nations aren’t humans and shouldn’t be expected to act with emotions; Obama’s bowing to foreign leaders not only makes him personally look foolish but it also emphasizes the United States’ weak international policies under the Obama Administration.