Margaret Thatcher laid to rest in solemn ceremony as UK honors and debates Iron Lady's legacy

  • Article by: JILL LAWLESS and CASSANDRA VINOGRAD , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 17, 2013 - 11:01 AM
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benleeApr. 17, 13 6:32 AM

Zero Obama administration officials attended Margaret Thatcher's funeral. Obama DID however, send his administration officials to communist Hugo Chavez's funeral - along with Castro and Ahmadinejad.

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ubetcha101Apr. 17, 13 6:55 AM

True Patriot! RIP Margaret for you had the courage to steer your country from ruin to economic freedom. God Bless

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timandtiaApr. 17, 13 9:20 AM

And who represented the U.S.A.? All I can say is that I wish Thatcher is alive today and still in power - she would get everyone in line including Obama (and who did Obama send to the funeral?). When Thatcher was in power, it seemed like England was always headed in the right direction and/or was helping out the U.S.A. We need more people like Thatcher!

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beebee82Apr. 17, 1310:11 AM

Don't worry benlee, I'm sure Michele Bachmann will represent the type of Americans who would support Thatcher-style politics just fine. I noticed both George Bush Sr. and Jr. are skipping the funeral, too, but no one thinks that strange...

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bsnam1Apr. 17, 1310:14 AM

benlee - Outstanding observation! While words have meaning, actions speak louder then words. To all: Is this really how you want our country represented? I don't care that much about your politics, but England, and Margaret Thatcher, have been very strong allies of the USA. Our country, at the executive level, needs to recognize this fact and act accordingly.

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beebee82Apr. 17, 1310:14 AM

Chavez was a sitting president, not a political hero of the 70s. If David Cameron had died, a comparison could be made.

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bsnam1Apr. 17, 1310:54 AM

beebee82 - Not saying the chief organizer himself should have gone, but no representation for the executive branch? Is this really the way the USA should officially show respect for former chief executives of our strongest ally?

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gadams500Apr. 17, 1312:57 PM

Thatcher like other conservatives of her day, and today for that matter, was a great friend of the rich but not so much the working man. History will hopefully put her in her proper place. Interesting only because she was a woman but divisive not a friend to working people or to her country in the long run.

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benleeApr. 17, 13 2:12 PM

Liberals/democrats hate Margaret Thatcher because she exposed socialism for what it is. Great Britain was on its knees in depression and decline when she rescued it. Of course, the British appear never to learn their lesson (just like the U.S.?) The labor party is once again back in control and they're right back to self implosion all over again.

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StarquestApr. 17, 13 3:06 PM

I would guess that most Americans (especially conservatives) have bought the romantic version of Thatcher played up by our complicit media. How many of you really understand UK politics and life in the 1980s? All you know for sure is that she stood next to Ronald Reagan for many photographs.

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