“SMART DIPLOMACY:” British wonder if Obama has it in for them.

Given the level of sacrifice by British troops, it was the most extraordinary and insulting oversight.

Had this been a one-off omission, it might have been overlooked as a careless mistake by a president preoccupied with trying to sell a difficult message to his own people. But it wasn’t.

In all the speeches Obama has made since becoming President – indeed, in all the speeches he made when on the campaign trail, too – neither Britain nor the special relationship have merited a single mention.

The country’s in the very best of hands.