Comments about ‘Britain's Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher laid to rest with full pomp’

Return to article »

Published: Wednesday, April 17 2013 2:01 p.m. MDT

Comments
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
The Sensible Middle
Bountiful, UT

Great Britan has sacrificed a lot in the past decade + helping us in Afganistan. Its unfortunate that President Obama chose not to attend her funeral or send anyone else.

Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

Mrs. Thatcher's critics such as the coal miners are still living in the coal age and not today's realities. The Iron Lady was magnificent. Will our president be golfing or attending a fund raiser during the time of her funeral?

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

The White House on Monday said that former Secretaries of State George Schultz and James Baker would lead the president's delegation to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral.

Schultz served under President Reagan, while Baker was White House chief of staff. Baker was later named Secretary of State during the George H.W. Bush administration.

AlanSutton
Salt Lake City, UT

It's disgraceful that no high ranking US official attended the funeral. At the very least, the Vice President or a cabinet member should have attended.

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

Lady Thatcher was one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century, and history will praise her wisdom, resolve, and success long after Obama's false rhetoric, Marxist agenda, and serial failures to solve any problems in our nation are revealed and reviled as a stark contract in leadership.

Our nation should be represented by our President, or at least the Vice President (yeah, even though it is "slow Joe" Biden) at a solemn ceremony like this.

The fact that a number of political opponents are protesting Lady Thatcher's funeral just confirms that a certain percentage of people are very badly informed, or have incredibly poor judgment.

UT Brit
London, England

@Hemlock

"Mrs. Thatcher's critics such as the coal miners are still living in the coal age and not today's realities."

I assume you lived near a coal mine during the 80's in the UK? I did and Thatcher was a disaster. What would happen to Salt Lake City if unemployment rose to 80% overnight? She destroyed communities, destroyed peoples livelihoods and destroyed families. It will take generations to try and revert the damage she did. Thatcher sold the crown jewels for a quick injection of cash while heavily backing the financial market.
We are currently headed for a triple dip recession, we could have relied on our industrial exports but Thatcher sold them off......

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@The Sensible Middle

If President Obama had left the country to attend the funeral during a time of our own natioal crisis, would you have been here decrying his leaving the country to attend a funeral?

In the Conservative world, President Obama can do no right.

Oldy Glocks
Orem, UT

"If President Obama had left the country to attend the funeral during a time of our own natioal crisis, would you have been here decrying his leaving the country to attend a funeral?"
Just leaving the country might instill a sense of proper conduct for this nation, but the circus appearance of security would seriously detract from the POMP of the occasion in the UK.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

National Crisis? What national crisis? He goes on vacation during our "national crisis" all the time. The president can do nothing about what happened in Boston or Texas.

Attending the funeral for a former head of state of another country is at least the President, Vice President, or Secretary of State's job. I for one would not begrudge him going to the funeral of someone who was of the stature of Thatcher.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

I can also tell you that if this had been the funeral of Winston Churchill, Obama would not have sent any official to that one either. But we can all be happy to know that our dear leader did send a delegation to Hugo Chavez funeral. He didn't need to though, as the U.S. was well represented by the likes of Jesse Jackson, and Sean Penn.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments