The Brits just shoved one up Obama's pooper.
Of course, the President's defenders will take a look at that 2008 date and claim that the Undi-bomber was still George Bush's fault.
Obama has gone out of his way to poison the once-special relationship between Great Britain and the United States, to the point of humiliating Gordon Brown on several occasions, and even bowing to Saudi Princes -- but not to Queen Elizabeth. It's almost as if he doesn't want the British around, and if it wasn't for the fact that Britain is carrying the majority of the "European" load in Iraq and Afghanistan, I think Obama would like very much to cut them loose.
Why is a mystery.
He's done the same, to a lesser extent to Sarkozy and Merkel. He does so at his own peril because it will lead to some unhappy consequences:
Europe (despite everyone's recent emphasis on Yemen), and especially Britain, is really Ground-Zero for terrorism these days. Not only should the President be paying more attention to the Trans-Atlantic alliances, he should be mending fences with Brown, Merkel and Sarkozy, even if it means holding his nose. It will be Europeans who will help us win the War on Terror, not a bunch of illiterate, unwashed camel-fuckers in San'a or Kandahar.