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Posted on 06/05/2004 3:46:19 PM PDT by Revel
Queen and Thatcher Lead Tributes to Ex-President Reagan
By James Lyons and Matt Adams, PA News
The Queen and Baroness Thatcher tonight led the tributes to former US President Ronald Reagan, who has died at the age of 93.
Mr Reagan died with his wife Nancy and their children at his side at the familys home in California tonight.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: The Queen is saddened by the news.
Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher hailed Mr Reagan as a truly great American hero.
She told PA News: President Reagan was one of my closest political and dearest personal friends.
He will be missed not only by those who new him and not only by the nation that he served so proudly and loved so deeply, but also by millions of men and women who live in freedom today because of the policies he pursued.
Ronald Reagan had a higher claim than any other leader to have won the Cold War for liberty and he did it without a shot being fired.
To have achieved so much against so odds and with such humour and humanity made Ronald Reagan a truly great American hero.
Conservative leader Michael Howard told PA News: This is an enormously sad day.
President Reagan was one of the towering figures of our time, the man who with Margaret Thatcher won the Cold War for the West.
It is so sadly ironic that he should have died as we prepare to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day, the day when the Allies began the liberation of Europe.
We in Britain, as in so many other places around the world, owe him an ever-lasting debt. May he rest in peace.
God save the Queen,and Bless Baroness Thatcher.
Pat Buchanan is doing a great job paying tribute to Ronald Reagan on MSNBC.
I will never forget Ronnie and Maggie in the 80s... they were the dynamic duo of our time.
In Mme Tussaud's in London, Maggie and Ronnie are displayed side by side. GWB and Tony Blair are front and center. BJC is shown with Nixon in the "impeached and disbarred" section. Carter is mercifully absent.
Maggie and Ronnie always held each other in high esteem and they stood shoulder-to-shoulder! God bless you Maggie and keep you safe.
Reagan was a great frind and ally to the British.
Dont forget that under his administration we supported the Brits in the Falkland Islands war. While not supplying troops we did support them logistically.
"Better loved, ye cannot be.."
We know Who to thank for that great blessing.