Telegraph.co.uk: We get the point, sunshine: we're just one of many allies and you want fancy new friends. Well, the next time you need something doing, something which impinges on your national security, then try calling the French, or the Japanese, or best of all the Germans. The French will be able to offer you first rate support from their catering corps but beyond that you'll be on your own.
Ouch! Plus, the return of that bust of Winston Churchill wasn't handled all that well.
UPDATE:> The White House's explanation? The President is simply "overwhelmed" with the duties of his new job.
Well, maybe if he didn't try to do so much....