Son like father, Barack's biological father just wasn't a Marxist but despised the British. "Son follows the condition of his father."
Now I always thought the V.P. was suppose to attend all State Funerals, at least that was one of their main functions in my life time. If it's a famous former head of state or a former head of state who was a strong ally to the USA then the President attends the funeral.
The UK has been America's strongest ally for over a hundred years. P.M. Thatcher played a significant role with helping to bring down the Soviet Union and ending the Cold War.
In fact the UK under Margret Thatcher played a bigger role ending the Cold War than the Democrat Party in America did considering that the Democrats basically surrendered in 1976 and no longer wanted to stop Communist expansion in the world.
What we see is Obama sending two former Republican Secretary of States who will not be representing America but the Republican Party.
It's an insult against the British people not to send Biden or Kerry to represent the current administration. I'm sure the Brits will not hold 48 % of Americans responsible for Obama disrespect to state protocol. But Obama better hope that America doesn't need the British to stand by our side in the next four years.
We already have less allies today than four years ago and what real allies we still have don't trust Obama. You don't throw allies under the bus and not to expect your other allies to wonder if they are next.