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Author Topic: Charlie Wilson died Febr. 10, 2010 at Lufkin Memorial Hospital in Lufkin, Texas  (Read 2846 times)
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« on: 13 February 2010, 11:49:16 »
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wilson_%28Texas_politician%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Wilson%27s_War

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He was best known for leading Congress into supporting Operation Cyclone, the largest-ever CIA covert operation, which under the Reagan administration supplied military equipment, including anti-aircraft weapons such as Stinger antiaircraft missiles, and paramilitary officers from their Special Activities Division to the Afghan Mujahideen during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. His behind-the-scenes campaign was the subject of the non-fiction book Charlie Wilson's War by George Crile III  and a subsequent film adaptation starring Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman.



Charlie Wilson Dies At 76
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« Reply #1 on: 13 February 2010, 17:33:01 »
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His legacy lives on in the current war on terror as the forces he helped create have now turned on us. Too bad this obit didnt come 30 years earlier and saved us from ourselves.
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« Reply #2 on: 13 February 2010, 21:27:13 »
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His legacy lives on in the current war on terror as the forces he helped create have now turned on us. Too bad this obit didnt come 30 years earlier and saved us from ourselves.


I agree I think it was the culmination of the "The enemy of my enemy is my friend policy" which is something that should have been abandoned 30-40 years ago.
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