I agree that it is shameful and embarrassing. And we shouldn't trivialize Obama's act of bowing down to Saudi Arabia - but we should sure as shoot trivialize the fool who did the bowing.
I agree that it HAD to be premeditated ("Hey, Mr. President; it would look like REALLY good to the Arab world if you bowed!"). But it was only "premeditated" until it didn't fly well with an American public that doesn't really care for the idea of their president bowing down before the world's biggest exporter of terrorism.
I can trivialize it. I just did.
John Adams in his letter wrote how he genuflected upon entering the room, then again half way up the carpet, and again when he entered within speaking distance. The object of his obsequesiousness: George III of England. After independence.
I find it troublesome that Obama has not hired a protocol droid yet. They say that the differnce between Jesus and Obama is that Jesus knew how to assemble a cabinet. Of course Jesus would have had a severe challenge in finding virtuous men and women of left wing convictions from the blood sucking rent seekers in Washington, D.C.