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Universal US praise for Thatcher as icon of freedom

Former British PM Margaret Thatcher (L) chats with then-US President George Bush on March 7, 1991, in the White House Oval Office in Washington. Cold War contemporaries and a later generation of US leaders hailed Margaret Thatcher as an icon of freedom anCold War contemporaries and a later generation of US leaders hailed Margaret Thatcher as an icon of freedom and capitalism Monday, after the Iron Lady and ex-prime minister died in London.