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Lady Thatcher and Condoleezza Rice Honor Ronald Reagan at London Independence Day Tribute (Video)
Gateway Pundit Rightnetwork ^ | July 4,2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 07/04/2011 10:31:40 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher paid tribute to Ronald Reagan on Monday as a statue of the late US president was unveiled in London, even though frailty prevented her from attending.

In a statement read on her behalf during the ceremony outside the US embassy, timed to coincide with US Independence Day celebrations, Thatcher said Reagan was a “true leader for our times” as well as a personal friend.

Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary William Hague were among the dignitaries attending the unveiling of a 10-foot (three-metre) statue of Reagan to mark 100 years since his birth.

He died in 2004 at the age of 93, having served as president from 1981 to 1989.

Thatcher, who was prime minister from 1979 to 1990, had been invited to the ceremony but was unable to attend. She has suffered a series of minor strokes and has dementia, and has not been seen in public for months.

But in a statement read out by Hague on her behalf at the embassy in Grosvenor Square, she said of her Cold War ally: “Ronald Reagan was a great president and a great man — a true leader for our times.

“He held clear principles and acted upon them with purpose. Through his strength and his conviction he brought millions of people to freedom as the Iron Curtain finally came down.

“It was a pleasure to be his colleague and his friend and I hope that this statue will be a reminder to future generations of the debt we owe him.”

Reagan oversaw the end of the nuclear stand-off between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, and a piece of the Berlin Wall will be installed in front of the statue as a reminder.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: reagan; thatcher

1 posted on 07/04/2011 10:31:43 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

It was a beautiful tribute by Thatcher. I hope she recovers from her strokes.


2 posted on 07/04/2011 10:35:41 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Hojczyk

Wonderful statement by Lady Thatcher, and wonderful tribute by Condi Rice.


3 posted on 07/04/2011 10:40:29 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Hojczyk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK3Eo9cScEQ&feature=share


4 posted on 07/04/2011 10:42:14 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Hojczyk

Bookmark for later


5 posted on 07/04/2011 10:42:24 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Hojczyk
In London, a statue of Ronald Reagan, honored by Lady Thatcher and Condi Rice on July 4th.

Our current resident:

- Hates Britain for what it allegedly did to his father.

- Sent back the bust of Winston Churchill that had been on display in the White House for some 50 years.

- Sent the queen a copy of his speeches on an Ipod as a state gift.

- Has done innumerable small things to slight the UK during his presidency.

Guess who won't be honored with a statue in London in the future?

6 posted on 07/04/2011 10:42:55 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: PLD

Thank you for that. Dear God, how I miss that man.

I count myself as so fortunate to have been alive during his time. Thank you Ronald Reagan for your unwavering optimism. I’m trying, really trying, to hold on to mine. And if I think it, it will be so.


7 posted on 07/04/2011 10:47:41 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
Sent back the bust of Winston Churchill that had been on display in the White House for some 50 years.

Sorry, I don't mean to nit pick but wasn't the Bust of Churchill given to Bush after 9/11?

That was my understanding anyway...

8 posted on 07/04/2011 10:56:53 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: SueRae

I think we all loved that man..and miss him so very much..


9 posted on 07/04/2011 10:56:53 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Hojczyk
When character was King.
10 posted on 07/04/2011 10:59:59 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: PLD

Loved it! Leave it to my all-time favorite president to properly define a “democratic platform.”


11 posted on 07/04/2011 11:01:11 AM PDT by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: davisfh
We were lucky to have him for such a short time..with his humor and loving ways..
12 posted on 07/04/2011 11:04:46 AM PDT by PLD
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To: PLD
LOL!! Excellent!! Thank you for posting that. I sure miss that man.

I proudly cast my very first vote for him in 1980, that was the last time I really voted for a POTUS....well except for his reelection.

13 posted on 07/04/2011 11:05:45 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Hojczyk

Sometimes, my eyes well up with tears when I think how blessed we were to have Reagan as President. Thank Mr. President. Thank you.


14 posted on 07/04/2011 11:14:17 AM PDT by MattinNJ (Perry/Palin vs. Obama/Biden.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

You need to get out and vote this communist out of office we need everyone..I don’t think we will ever see another one like this great man like Ronald Reagan,but we need to keep our country free from trash like we have in now..


15 posted on 07/04/2011 11:21:08 AM PDT by PLD
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To: PLD
You need to get out and vote this communist out of office we need everyone..

I think you may have misunderstood when I post for

I have voted in every election since I was 18 but Reagan was the only time I casted an enthusiastic vote for POTUS rather then voting against the demoncrat...like McCain for example.

I hope in this next election we have someone we can vote for and really rally behind rather then just vote to get the bamster out....like a Romney, for example.

16 posted on 07/04/2011 11:58:54 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

You’re probably right. A legitimate nit...


17 posted on 07/04/2011 12:07:54 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Hojczyk

What a mark Lady Thatcher has left on Britain and our World. Pope John-Paul II, Reagan, Thatcher and Lech Walesa changed the World by demonstrating moral courage and firm resolve against foreign opponents. Somehow I am not see the same from our current CiC.


18 posted on 07/04/2011 12:09:52 PM PDT by SES1066 (1776 to 2011, 235 years and counting in the GRAND EXPERIMENT!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

thanks Hojczyk, additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2743846/posts


19 posted on 07/04/2011 12:16:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GSP.FAN

ping


20 posted on 07/04/2011 3:00:12 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: SES1066

We were exceptionally fortunate to have so many champions of freedom in those days.

Seems now that the jackals are on the rise.


21 posted on 07/04/2011 3:03:49 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Yes I did misunderstand..You did the same as I did by voting for McCain..I liked what I saw with Sarah Palin and knew if the Dem's were running her down she has something..I feel McCain and his RINO family should get out of politics..
22 posted on 07/05/2011 6:57:26 AM PDT by PLD
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To: goat granny

Thank you for the ping GG,i hope you and your family had a wonderful 4th of July.


23 posted on 07/05/2011 8:11:21 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN

Same to you and your growing family....:O) GG


24 posted on 07/05/2011 2:13:27 PM PDT by goat granny
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