'Charlie Wilson's War' was 'Bill Clark's War'


Last updated 1/10/2008 at Noon

An editorial provided by Visions and Values

Hitting theaters recently is “Charlie Wilson’s War,” starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman, developed by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin of the television drama “The West Wing.”

The movie is based on a George Crile book by the same title about former Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-TX), who helped fund the Afghanistan rebels who eventually defeated the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.

The movie credits Wilson for making the difference in ensuring that crucial weapons, including US Stinger missiles, were provided to the rebels to...

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