Saturday, December 22, 2007
Charlie Wilson's War
Tom Hanks is starring in a film called Charlie Wilson's War, about the Texan senator who led the push to aide Afghans fighting against Soviet occupiers. Oddly enough I found an article in the Seattle Times about the film only a minutes after thinking and talking about the Afghan folk hero Ahmed Shah Massoud, who fought against the Soviets and was killed by the Taliban two days before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The article is a pretty good one and really created an appetite for this movie. Hopefully it will also shut up claims by alot of folks on the Left that the US was "allied" with bin Laden, a claim that has no credence, and also get people thinking about the Afghan-Soviet war.