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    Obituary - Charlie Wilson

    I've watched the movie several times (Charlie Wilson's War); he was certainly a 'one off'.

    Charlie Wilson - Telegraph

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    Certainly, no hero.....as the myth has perpetuated.

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    he would have been Jeff, if your president had the balls to follow through at the time. Might even have saved a few lives.

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    A strange and flawed character - but he did step up, at least on this issue. RIP. (And a pretty good movie).

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    he knew how to work his way around DC to get things done. good on him. RIP.

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    Yep!!
    He did sure open Pandora,s Box, what he let out is now the major concern in the western world concerning terrorism.
    The big issue is can this newly elected government close the box.

    Charlie Wilson a hero? Not sure about that, however he will be remembered as the Oliver North of Afghanistan.

    Iam not sure I would like that tag either..
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    hardly warrants a new thread...

    why didn't you just dump him in the all the other obits...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Certainly, no hero.....as the myth has perpetuated.
    Was a bit of a catalyst in collapse of the USSR though wasn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster View Post
    hardly warrants a new thread...

    why didn't you just dump him in the all the other obits...
    In truth, I didn't realise there was an existing 'Obituary' thread. Given that US news is a regular feature, and of course Afghanistan is a perennial topic, thought it wouldn't be inappropriate to post.

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