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posted at 10:45 pm on December 28, 2007 by Bryan

“We won because there was no partisanship or damaging leaks.”

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Ah, the Days before Communism were great!

USCitizen on December 28, 2007 at 10:53 PM

The ironic part is that Hollywood is touting a Hawk Democrat, who went after Communism, and dated a conservative.

amerpundit on December 28, 2007 at 10:55 PM

Wait ever hear of Iran Contra ? Where the US Congress outlawed a US president from supporting anti Communist Guerillas ?

William Amos on December 28, 2007 at 11:03 PM

Personally, I think this is just a plot for the Hollywood lefties to claim that it was really DEMOCRATS that ended the cold war. They got tired of hearing about ol’ Ronnie kickin’ a$$ and taken names.

tickleddragon on December 28, 2007 at 11:08 PM

Hang on, I thought we were supposed to lambast Hollywood for this film too because it ‘made out that Democrats won the cold war’ or something?

*checks for memo*

Reaps on December 28, 2007 at 11:10 PM

Gotta go see that movie.

conservnut on December 28, 2007 at 11:12 PM

In about 20 some off years, a film called “Harry Reid’s Lost War” will debut starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Forrest Gump.

Kini on December 28, 2007 at 11:13 PM

Ah, good, there we go. Two minutes behind the curve *snaps fingers*

Reaps on December 28, 2007 at 11:15 PM

Gotta go see that movie.

conservnut on December 28, 2007 at 11:12 PM

Watch the History Channel’s show on that; it’s much better.

steveegg on December 28, 2007 at 11:22 PM

In 1981, two years after the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, Mr. Wilson visited refugee camps in Pakistan at the prodding of Joanne Herring, a conservative Houston socialite he’d been dating. There he saw starving families and Afghan children whose arms had been blown off by explosives disguised as toys. “I decided to grab the commie sons o’bitches by the throat,” he told me in a recent interview.

They have resisted the temptation to comment on any current U.S. foreign policy missteps and highlighted how, not so long ago, one ornery congressman and a few friends helped change the world.

Anybody see any Democrats like Charley Wilson lately?
Any tough as nails anti Communist or America loving liberals maybe?
Long enough ago before Democrats degraded themselves to the liberal depths of depravity, they loved our nation and fought the good fight for freedom too.
Now we have old balding and botoxed hippies that love, hate conspiracies and anything anti America.
And they actually have the gall to sling insults at anybody who even disagrees with defeatocratism.

Speakup on December 28, 2007 at 11:25 PM

Speakup – Joe Lieberman comes to mind.

MCPO Airdale on December 28, 2007 at 11:33 PM

Speakup – Joe Lieberman comes to mind.

MCPO Airdale on December 28, 2007 at 11:33 PM

Mine too while I was writing but he’s an independent and I doubt we’ll find out later that he was anywhere near as proactive as Charley Wilson (hope I’m wrong).

Speakup on December 28, 2007 at 11:47 PM

Long enough ago before Democrats degraded themselves to the liberal depths of depravity, they loved our nation and fought the good fight for freedom too.

Well, at least one did.

Many others were complicit in the complete infiltration at all levels of the State Department by Soviet spies.

Lehosh on December 28, 2007 at 11:58 PM

Other Democrats, intent on blocking White House support for the Nicaraguan Contras, happily let Mr. Wilson have his way to bolster their own anticommunist credentials.

Heh, how first hand I know this part of the story. The biggest ruthless weasel was one Albert Gore, yes that prima donna, followed by Messrs Kerry and Kennedy, yes the two senators from that state.

But he believes that nothing like the Afghan operation could survive today’s poisonous Washington atmosphere.

…and not in a looooooong time to follow. The hell with our country. Politics and winning, first and always.

Entelechy on December 29, 2007 at 12:46 AM

Long enough ago before Democrats degraded themselves to the liberal depths of depravity, they loved our nation and fought the good fight for freedom too.

Speakup on December 28, 2007 at 11:25 PM

And then there was Senator Bloviate from Massachussetts who was in communication with the Soviets in the 80s trying to defeat Ronald Reagan. Why that fat tub of lard is still in office is beyond me.

Mallard T. Drake on December 29, 2007 at 1:39 AM

Charley Wilson’s actions in no way exonerates the liberal treason artists however there was a time when many more Democrats loved and cared for this country than now.

Speakup on December 29, 2007 at 2:01 AM

You Might Be Taliban -

You refine heroin for a living but have a moral objection to beer.

.You own a $300 assault rifle and a $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can’t afford shoes.

.You have more wives than teeth.

.You think vests only come in two styles: Bullet-Proof and Suicide.

.You’ve ever opened a can of falafel with a mortar round.

.You’ve used a Stinger missile given to you by George Bush Sr. to shoot at a helicopter sent by George Bush Jr.

.You can’t think of anyone you HAVEN’T declared Jihad against.

.You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry live ammunition in your robe.

.You’ve ever been asked, ‘Does this burka make my ass look fat?’

.You believe the Quran is the divine word of Allah, worth dying for, but yet you don’t know how to read.

.You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.

.You’ve ever uttered the phrase, ‘I love what you’ve done with your cave’.

.You wipe your butt with your bare left hand, but consider bacon ‘unclean’.

.You’ve ever said, ‘I’d Walk a Mile for a Camel’ and you don’t smoke.

.You get excited over T&A, only to you it means ‘Toes and Ankles’.
- John Dee

MB4 on December 29, 2007 at 2:26 AM

MB4 on December 29, 2007 at 2:26 AM

Funny as hell (what’s the koranick word for hell, anyway?}

RushBaby on December 29, 2007 at 2:38 AM

الجحيم

MB4 on December 29, 2007 at 2:48 AM

MB4 on December 29, 2007 at 2:26 AM

What makes it more funny is that its all true hahahahahahah

sonnyspats1 on December 29, 2007 at 3:04 AM

My stepmother (the semi-liberal of the family) called me all excited about the movie, telling me I had to see it because it was “everything I’d been telling her.” Still not entirely sure what that means, but I’ll take it as a compliment if Charlie Wilson is the bada$$ he seems to be from some of the synopses I’ve read. He did good in helping to beat the Soviets, I’ll certainly give him that. So that’s ONE war movie made in the last five years I won’t feel nauseated sitting through…

Oh, and be on the lookout for one coming called “Stoploss.” From the preview, it looks like a propaganda piece (considering I know guys who WERE stoplossed, plus the fact that it’s in the bloody contract that it might happen, the drama seems a little over the top). I actually spat in the theater I was so disgusted.

Militant Bibliophile on December 29, 2007 at 3:43 AM

MB4 on December 29, 2007 at 2:26 AM

It doesn’t get any better than that…TY!

infidel on December 29, 2007 at 4:32 AM

The Soviet Union’s collapse was due to many factors. Communism’s inherent economic un-viability and it repression of man’s natural individualism are just two.
However I can imagine that the CCCP would still be ticking if half of our congress provided cover and moral support like they do for Al Quieda now. [enter Reid & Murtha]

TheSitRep on December 29, 2007 at 5:38 AM

“We won because there was no partisanship or damaging leaks.”

One damaging way in which the right-wing resembles too often the left-wing is the idea that we should know 100% of what the government is doing. Sometimes politicians need to negotiate in secret to get anything done. Of course, the people have a complete right to reject what’s done, as in the amnesty debate. And, of course, we need to figure out some way eliminate the earmarks and get a more rational budget process. But still congressmen need a way to back down from their more strident promises on both the left and the right.

And I wonder how much the easy information on the internet making nothing secret any more has created the bitter partisanship on the Hill now?

thuja on December 29, 2007 at 8:55 AM

Charlie Wilson did what he did because he was a blackmailed. It was about not going to jail…not patriotism. He was a willing skunk.

tomas on December 29, 2007 at 9:46 AM

Is there a better, clearer example of the elitist lewtwing liberal MSM bias than the way they report on Hollywood and the entertainment industry??
This film will do well because it espouses SOME conservative thought and action. All the other “war” films failed not because they were “war” films, but because they were ANTI-AMERICAN films. ANTI-MILITARY films. These are the films that will be lauded come academy award time. And the television ratings for the oscars will go down further.

The movie, tv, and videogame elites HATE guns and war. Unless of course they can be used to make TONS of money, and sully America’s reputation overseas. In that case, the more blood the better! Torture- hel* yes! Hollywood LOVES torture- as long as it’s NOT used on terrorists!!

I think Hollywood should lead by example- strict gun rules! no torture! no offensive language or anti-religious imagery!

Dang it, the leftwing Hollywood and MSM elite loves to tell everyone ELSE how to behave. I say- YOU FIRST.

Ex-tex on December 29, 2007 at 10:06 AM

Excellent points made by John Fund.

I saw the movie yesterday but I read the book too long ago to recall where the movie and book are at odds.

I was skeptical because I’d heard that Reaganites weren’t happy with it. It gives Wilson a bit too much credit at the expense of Reagan and Thatcher, and of course there are predictable jabs at right wingers and Christians, but that’s my only criticism. It was very well done, and if anything the movie provides an argument as to why we should not cut and run from Iraq.

thuja on December 29, 2007 at 8:55 AM

Blaming the internet for the bitter partisanship on the Hill? Sheesh.

Buy Danish on December 29, 2007 at 10:32 AM

I watched the History channel show on Charlie Wilson and now I have one question. Sure a lot of people put forth the propostion that the timing of this film is designed to give credit to the Dems for winning the cold war but let’s look at it from a slightly different angle. What if Reagan really knew what was going on and turned a blind eye? If it blew up it would all fall on Wilson’s head and if it went well then mission accomplished.
(Just A Grunt)

LakeRuins on December 29, 2007 at 11:59 AM

Tom Hanks was awesome in the Simpsons Movie.

Wingo on December 29, 2007 at 12:04 PM

John Murtha has a bit part in Charlie Wilson’s War, whereby Charlie saved John’s sorry, ethically-challenged butt.

From a 2006 John Fund WSJ piece:

Crile’s book notes that “a teary Murtha had confided to a colleague that Wilson’s effort had saved his life.” Crile concludes that the Murtha “rescue operation” had far-reaching consequences. “For O’Neill the intervention ended the threat to his hold on the House and unleashed him to become Ronald Reagan’s liberal tormentor.”

Buy Danish on December 29, 2007 at 3:29 PM

You’ve used a Stinger missile given to you by George Bush Sr. to shoot at a helicopter sent by George Bush Jr.

Uh, not that one. No Stingers ever came back at us…all used up and they don;t have the best of shelf lives anyway. Other than that, pretty good stuff.

major john on December 29, 2007 at 5:23 PM

You might be a Taliban…
MB4 on Decemeber 29,2007 at 2:26AM.

MB4:That was good,needs to be framed.lol
A lot better than my attempt at B-ones
dropping candy stripped J-Dam 2,000 lbers.
over the Taliban’s for Christmas.

canopfor on December 29, 2007 at 9:51 PM

No partisanship because the majority was slim and could not explain or convince anyone what our foreign policy was.

There were no damaging leaks, because the demoncrates were not told the things they wanted to hear or just failed to recognize the truth that was right in front of them.

MSGTAS on December 30, 2007 at 10:04 AM

…starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Forrest Gump.

Kini on December 28, 2007 at 11:13 PM

They already made What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, though.

James on December 31, 2007 at 9:15 AM