Saturday, April 13, 2013

Thatcher was allied to Reagan, but never kowtowed to the USA

The Falkland Islands.

Grenada.

Supporting the right to first use of nuclear weapons.

Repelling Iraq from Kuwait.

On all of these, Thatcher disagreed with the US President of the day.

Why?

It was principle.

2 comments:

Mark Hubbard said...

Three and four are unknown to me: will have to research.

(Hope you don't mind: linked your last post in my last post.)

Libertyscott said...

No problem Mark.

Reagan once declared the US would never be the first to use nuclear weapons in future, Thatcher was damning of that.

George Bush (Snr) was waivering in considering whether to eject Iraq from Kuwait, Thatcher was determined that it was what must be done