February 11, 2010

Charlie Wilson Dies

Former Texas congressman Charlie Wilson, the architect of the US support for anti-Soviet forces in Afghanistan and subject of the Hollywood movie Charlie Wilson's War, died today. He was 76.

If you haven't already do read George Criles book which is even more crazy than the film.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The film is a load of tosh.

"[Charlie] Wilson's efforts provided a secure multibillion-dollar technological training base for Islamic terrorism, and set the stage for a privatized heroin industry of historic proportions. It's bad enough that a Hollywood film continues to project the propaganda campaign that kept Americans in the dark about America's role in helping terrorism grow in Afghanistan. "