Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Thatcher Tutorial for Thompson

By the end of the day, the foreign-policy credentials of the Republican Party’s hulking White Hope should be in working order.

At a photo-op, Margaret Thatcher will undoubtedly tell Fred Thompson all he needs to know about war and peace--her blitzkreig to retake the Falkland Islands after the invasion by Argentina in 1982 and the triumph a year later by her soulmate, Ronald Reagan, against the forces of evil in Grenada.

As Thompson ponders what he would do about Iran, the Iron Lady will doubtlessly encourage him to act decisively against today’s Wogs just as she and Ronnie did a quarter of a century ago. They always fold after a few days.

Lady Thatcher’s take-no-prisoners style could do wonders for Thompson, who has been criticized for being too easy-going.

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