Nancy Reagan: Husband, Thatcher ‘Political Soul Mates’

Monday, 08 Apr 2013 02:08 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher were freedom-fighting, political “soul mates,” former First Lady Nancy Reagan says.

“It is well known that my husband and Lady Thatcher enjoyed a very special relationship as leaders of their respective countries during one of the most difficult and pivotal periods in modern history,” she said in a statement reported by Politico.

“Ronnie and Margaret were political soul mates, committed to freedom and resolved to end Communism.”

The former First Lady said her husband — fondly known as “Dutch” — and Thatcher — dubbed the “Iron Lady” — worked tirelessly side by side during the waning days of the Cold War.

“As Prime Minister, Margaret had the clear vision and strong determination to stand up for her beliefs at a time when so many were afraid to ‘rock the boat,’” the former First Lady said.

“As a result, she helped to bring about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the liberation of millions of people.”

She added that she and Reagan knew Thatcher, who died Monday, as “a dear and trusted friend, and I will miss her. The United States knew Margaret as a spirited and courageous ally, and the world owes her a debt of gratitude.”

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