Obama Disses His Indian Hosts

Obama missed a great chance to sell Americans on the U.S.-India partnership.

Good enough for kites, but not for the State of the Union.

Photographer: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

Bemoaning the president's failure to mention a subject or country in the State of the Union address is an old Washington parlor game. And as an ex-presidential speechwriter, I know how easy it is for something or somewhere to end up on the cutting-room floor.

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