News? – Latest News? – Nixon Was Too 'Loaded' to Take Heath's Crisis Call

This is news? It was 31 years ago and any Hunter S. Thompson fan already knew that Nixon had a penchant for getting drunk on gin and praying to the portrait of Abraham Lincoln. News – Latest News – Nixon Was Too ‘Loaded’ to Take Heath’s Crisis Call
On the night of October 11, 1973, just days into the Arab-Israeli War and with the US and Soviet Union on a seeming collision course, Mr Heath tried to reach Nixon by phone to discuss the crisis.

%u201CCan we tell them, %u2018No ?%u201D%u2019 Dr Kissinger asked his assistant, Brent Scowcroft, who had told him of the request from Number 10. %u201CWhen I talked to the president, he was loaded.%u201D

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