The Iron Lady Stands Alone

"A lioness in a den of Daniels," the London Times characterized her. When British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher stood before the House of Commons last week, opposition members and even backbenchers from her own Conservative Party hooted and jeered her for allowing U.S. planes to take off from English air bases for their bomb runs to Libya. The Prime Minister held her ground. "It is inconceivable," she stated, "that (the U.S.) should be refused the right to use American aircraft and American pilots . . . to defend their own people." The opposition was in full cry against her. Labor Foreign...

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