Ready for this, guys? According to this source:
Not only was what he did inappropriate, it was also OFFENSIVE to the king. So he screwed up on several levels.
Here’s what the Saudi king himself said about bowing:
“Brothers, there is something on my mind I want to tell you,” King Abdullah told delegations of princes, officials and ordinary citizens at his palace in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.
“Kissing hands is something alien to our values and ethics, and is refused by free and honest souls,” he said, quoted by the official SPA news agency.
“Moreover, it leads to bowing, which violates God’s law as the faithful bows only to the one and only God.”
Isn't there someone in the White House briefing this idiot on what protocol is? Even Bush knew better, and he's supposedly the worst and stupidest president ever.