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April 9, 2013

Margaret Thatcher

My friends on the Tribune-Review editorial board wrote this:
The death Monday at age 87 of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has spawned countless words of praise. But none of them can match her own words, which are the most fitting tribute to the “Iron Lady”:
To which they appended some interesting quotations from Lady Thatcher.

Of course they left some stuff out.

Like her acceptance of Climate Change (which the braintrust has been trying - and failing - to undermine for years) and the credibility of the United Nations (which the braintrust called a "dictator-loving, human rights-ignoring world body" only a few weeks ago).  Here is what then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said in 1990:
May I begin by thanking Heads of Agencies and Organisations for sponsoring this Second World Climate Conference, and indeed all those connected with it. It is a most important event for all our countries and I wish you success in your endeavours.

Mr. Chairman, since the last World War, our world has faced many challenges, none more vital than that of defending our liberty and keeping the peace. Gradually and painstakingly we have built up the habit of international cooperation, above all through the United Nations. The extent of our success can be seen in the Gulf, where the nations of the world have shown unprecedented unity in condemning Iraq's invasion and taking the measures necessary to reverse it.

But the threat to our world comes not only from tyrants and their tanks. It can be more insidious though less visible. The danger of global warming is as yet unseen, but real enough for us to make changes and sacrifices, so that we do not live at the expense of future generations.[Emphases added]
Then there's her views on socialized medicine - of the veddy British variety, the NHS:
I believed that the NHS was a service of which we could genuinely be proud. It delivered a high quality of care - especially when it came to acute illnesses - and at a reasonably modest unit cost, at least compared with some insurance-based systems. [Emphasis added.]
Whah? Who is this socialist that's proud of the liberty-sucking guv'ment run hospital that'll surely pull the plug on your granny??

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