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Obama Bows, the Nation Cringes - Douglas MacArthur, who ranked above mere heads of state in his own mind, once invented his own protocol on greeting Emperor Hirohito. The emperor, the father of Akihito, wanted to meet MacArthur soon after he arrived to become the military regent of Japan in 1945, perhaps to thank him for saving the throne at the end of World War II. When the emperor invited MacArthur to call on him, the general sent word that the emperor should call on him - speaking of breaches of custom - and the two men were photographed together, astonishing the Japanese. The emperor arrived in full formal dress, cutaway coat and all, and MacArthur received him in summer khakis, sans tie, with his hands stuffed casually in his back pockets. Further astonishing the Japanese, he towered over the diminutive emperor.
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Someone Wrote the following on 11/18/2009 04:06 AM :
A conqueror meeting those he defeated is not the same as a president making an official state visit. Even Bush would have bowed. Etiquette demands so.

Some people are in serious need of a life.


Someone Wrote the following on 11/19/2009 00:56 AM :
"Some people are in serious need of a life."

Including the 4 a.m. troll


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