An amazing piece of video:

I never thought I’d see the day that an American President would be treated like this, without even perfunctory diplomatic courtesy.  It’s a hopeful sign, in a way, that the blame for the ludicrous behavior of the past 8 years appears to be sticking to Bush personally, and the Republican party, rather than the US generally.  But it’s still astonishing, that in 8 years we could reach a point where close allies of a half-century or more would publically refuse to acknowledge the President of the United States.

… Ack.  Foiled again.  still, I believe this only serves to confirm my original point.