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The death of Margaret Thatcher provides a timely object lesson in the practicalities of deterring North Korea, Iran, the Assad regime in Syria and similarly bad actors.
With the passing of Margaret Thatcher, we've lost not only one of conservatism's heroes. We've lost one of the greatest figures of modern times, a woman who battled incredible odds to become prime minister, and then turned her country around after decades of decline.
Just when America and the West needed a shot of testosterone, with Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard settling in to swallow Kuwait's oil, Margaret Thatcher stepped up with a word from the warrior queen. "Don't go wobbly on us, George," she told President George H.W. Bush. He didn't, and the West won.
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell gave a laudatory eulogy for the late Margaret Thatcher Monday night, praising the former British prime minister for being "a good socialist."
The U.S. Embassy in London found her "imperious" and "patronizing," with a "quick, if not profound, mind" and "frightfully English to boot."
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was famous for her uncompromising political style and unapologetic embrace of bedrock British middle-class values. "The lady's not for turning," she once famously remarked in a political debate.
There were some distinct shortcomings in press coverage marking the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. "This was a women who changed the world. And here we get journalists who are talking about her purse, her hairstyle or whether she flirted with Ronald Reagan. This treatment really is noting more than lazy shorthand, if not a complete intellectual deficit," historian and Reagan biographer Craig Shirley tells Inside the Beltway.
Love her or loathe her, one thing's beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain. Thatcher's former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former prime minister had died Monday morning of a stroke. She was 87 years old.
President Obama paid tribute to the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Monday as "one of the great champions of freedom and liberty."