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Senior political analyst Brit Hume spent years covering the presidents who dealt with stature he joins us tonight with some thoughts can break -- -- Margaret Thatcher in death as in life is universally recognized the toughness and steadfastness that -- -- known as the Iron Lady.
She should that in the early years -- for prime ministership when Britain like the US was plunged into a severe recession.
And doubts -- rose about the conservative economic policies she had administered in strong doses to the ailing British economy.
She never wavered and she showed it again in waging war against Argentina over possession of the Falkland Islands.
What is less widely acknowledges that Margaret Thatcher was very Smart.
And her policies were precisely what Britain needed to revive a nation that regarded then as the proverbial sick man of Europe.
Under her private business flourished in new in Britain and London reclaimed its lost place as the center of world finance.
Though an unrelenting foe of socialism Thatcher quickly -- -- Soviet leader Gorbachev is something new.
I like Mikhail Gorbachev she said and as you've heard she added we can do business together.
That -- certainly influenced your close friend Ronald Reagan and his successor George W.
Bush to whom she was also a trusted advisor.
Today in an age hungry for leadership -- stands as an example of what one person through force of will and wisdom can accomplish.
She is that because she was strong but equally.
Because she was right.
So personal reflections singer well I particularly remember she had a meeting in April about this time in 1990 was then President George Bush and that was prior to the first gulf war where she.
Would play an important advisory role but it was about Europe that NATO and those issues that.
-- whole package of issues and and it was a the summit Sunday was held on a very windy warm humid day.
And the leaders came out to Meet the Press outdoors.
And President Bush is here with the although everybody's here -- blow the place.
Thatcher's hair was rock solid it didn't look like he was covered with any gloss -- -- and it was just motionless.
And I'll stand by Marlin Fitzwater Bush's Press Secretary in burning them who is her Press Secretary and I -- and I said when she what is she using -- hair.
There was a brief pause and -- -- said it's Thompson's war seals is.
A well that'll stick with -- elements in the service as sort of symptomatic of her she never wavered.
-- as always thank --
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