The U.S. delegation to Margaret Thatcher's funeral included no current Democratic officeholders or major cabinet members.
The American flag was NOT flown at half staff at all when this long-time ally died.
“Instead of sending a high-ranking member of his own administration to lead the official delegation, President Obama has dispatched two former Republican secretaries of state, George Shultz and Jim Baker. Nothing against these men, but we can forgive the British for regarding Obama’s choice as yet another snub.” The New York Post
President Obama and Lady Michelle Obama will go to Sud Afrika to pay their respects to the late president Nelson Mandela.
The American flag will be at half staff for 10 days to honor Mandela, a man the United States once called a terrorist.