Nixon ‘too drunk’ for Cold War crisis chat
Former US President Richard Nixon was too drunk to answer the phone when Britain’s prime minister rang him at the height of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, according to newly-released records.
<Henry Kissinger tried to> “fend off a UK request to discuss the crisis as it sucked in Cold War rivals, Russia and America.”
“Can we tell them no?” Mr Kissinger asks his assistant. “When I talked to the president, he was loaded.”