Among the many offenses of the Obama administration, large and small, I find this one against the late and very great Margaret Thatcher especially petty, and particularly galling.
charge d’affaires: “A diplomatic representative, or minister of an inferior grade, accredited by the government of one state to the minister of foreign affairs of another; also, a substitute, ad interim, for an ambassador or minister plenipotentiary”
And add to that the apparent fact that the Democrat-majority Senate of the United States, led in this case by Senator Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), is blocking a resolution honoring Mrs. Thatcher.
With Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher was pivotal in bringing down the Soviet Union and in freeing eastern Europe. Peacefully, no less. (I might also add Lech Walesa into that mix. And now, he’s the only one of them left.) With Reagan, she helped to restore free markets and to stem the tide of sclerotic statist interventionism that had created economic malaise in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Four more years!