4 thoughts on “Political Distortion in Charlie Wilson’s War”

  1. It’s hard to believe that this movie is glorifying Terrorism, Covert Wars, Illegal Drug Use, Corrupt Politicians and the Breaking of International Laws all at once….but it just might be.

    By reading Rotten Tomatoes.com one will read “Charlie’s partner in this uphill endeavor is CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos (Hoffman), a blue-collar operative in a company of Ivy League blue bloods. Together, the three of them–Charlie, Joanne and Gust–travel the world to form unlikely alliances among the Pakistanis, Israelis, Egyptians, arms dealers, law makers and a belly dancer.”

    But you don’t read about Tom Hanks and Julia’s characters recruiting a Saudi Arabian man to lead their joint venture, by the name of Osama Bin Laden.

    If America has forgotten so quickly, go back and read about a leader of the Afghani Resistance against the Russians. Yep, Charlie Wilson helped train, educate and fund Osama Bin Laden…and look what Osama Bin Laden has done since Charlie Wilson found him.

    You would think that Hollywood and anyone with a brain would rather educate people. Glorifying Charlie Wilson, Osama Bin Laden and Joanne Herring is wrong. Many people don’t know that Joanne Herring is part of the Johnson Family that owns Kellogg, Brown and Root and DynCorp Private Contracting Groups. Who would have thought huh?

    My advice, read about these scum in books or on-line. By the way, the book Charlie Wilson’s War is rather dry and isn‘t worth the paper its written on if you asked me, but you get an idea of what went on during that time period.

    My Advice, don’t watch movies that glorify Terrorism and the people who get rich off Wars against Terrorism. Those who seek to impose their own ideology and want nothing else but to be powerful should rott in hell.

    Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth.

  2. Actually, people who get rich off fearmongering are the most repugnant. Is actually helping those at the mercy of tyrannical killers “imposing their own ideology?” Gimme a break. Politics will always, by definition, mean weighing offenses to determine the least offensive ally, and as we know, allies change. Politicians are all corrupt at some level, but those who are willing to stand up to bullies and take them out are heroes.

  3. Unfortunately the United States have actually been, or been aiding, the biggest fearmongers and killers in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent decades.

  4. Clueless Emma,
    I guess allies change when one flies a plane into your building,
    killing thousands of innocent people.
    The fact that “allies change” does not excuse the fact that the main purpose of the U.S. role in Afghanistan at the time.
    Isn’t it funny that the people involved in backing the Mujahadin were all connected to mega corporations?

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