Skip to comments.When it Comes to Israel, Drunk Nixon is Better than Sober Obama
Posted on 07/02/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT by lbryce
President Richard Nixon was drunk during the height of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, according to veteran journalist Tim Weiner writing for Politico magazine.
Weiners book, One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon, makes the charge. The former New York Times reporter claims that a call recorded by Henry Kissinger proves Nixon was drunk on the fifth day of the crisis after Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel which caught their Intelligence agency by surprise.
It became clear in the hours after the 1973 Yom Kippur attack that the Arabs had surprised Israeli forces and the Jewish state was facing the greatest threat to its survival in its brief history. Along the border with Syria, in the so-called Golan Heights, 180 Israeli tanks faced 1,400 Syrian tanks supplied by the Soviet Union; likewise Egypt crossed the Suez with 80,000 soldiers facing little Israeli opposition.
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Cold in his grave, Nixon is a better President than “O” is on his BEST day!
Every president will compare favorably to Obama!
He sure is!
Obama may be sober, some of the time, but I doubt that he is ever drug-free. If the pot and his other chemical hobbies are taking his energy and his brain cells, so that he will do less damage to our country, then I'm grateful for his vices.
And not just with Israel....
Nixon didn’t drink. I remember that it was a problem during his administration because almost all state dinners included multitudes of toasts to the honorees. When he went to China, the Chinese cornered him by offering only shots of strong drink. After he was refused water, he graciously went ahead and drank the hard stuff.
Leftist propagandists should at least check their lies for credibility.
Nixon did drink, although he was aware that he had a low tolerance for alcohol and so was cautious.
Jimmy Carter famously shut off the free booze to the White House press corps, which lost him a bunch of MSM support.
Nixon had a better SOS.
When it comes to pretty much anything, AAMOF. Thanks lbryce.
Nixon had a lot on his mind at the time; he emerged from the upstairs, and was headed toward work; he was stopped and given a briefing regarding what was happening as soon as the war had begun. When told that an airlift was possible, he said do it. When asked what was the extent to be, he said, "you will send everything that will fly."
Despite their large head start (the USSR was the moving force behind the war), and the large advantage in distance to travel, the Soviets wound up airlifting a fraction of what the USAF did, flying in and out of the Azores, and a gauntlet up the Mediterranean.
The US coordinated with Israel regarding their current needs, unlike the USSR and their clients; and the C5 turned out to be more than ready. Just to prove a point, near the end of the conflict an entire US tank was flown in and rolled off, ready to go. The airlift itself continued for a while after the war ended, to replenish Israel's depleted supplies.
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