[Marxism] Obama: Thatcher Was Champion for Freedom and Women

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Apr 8 08:56:26 MDT 2013


Obama: Thatcher Was Champion for Freedom and Women
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: April 8, 2013 at 10:31 AM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says former British Prime 
Minister Margaret Thatcher was both a great champion of freedom and an 
example to women everywhere.

In a statement issued Monday by the White House, Obama said Britain's 
first woman prime minister showed "our daughters that there is no glass 
ceiling that can't be shattered."

Obama says many Americans remember Thatcher, who died Monday from a 
stroke at age 87, standing "shoulder to shoulder" with President Ronald 
Reagan during the Cold War. He says she showed then that leaders don't 
have to be swept along by the currents of history, but can shape them 
"with moral conviction, unyielding courage and iron will."




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