Charlie Wilson has died

United States
February 10, 2010 2:21pm CST
Politicans are falling like flies lately. Kennedy, Murthur, now Wilson. True Wilson retired a while back...but still. Most people only know Charlie Wilson thanks to the movie starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts called Charlie Wilson's war. He died this afternoon of cardiac arrest. What are your thoughts on this colorful to say the least politican?
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@Rollo1 (16651)
• Boston, Massachusetts
11 Feb 10
It was a good movie. If it was true to life, he was a bit of a partyer, a lover of drink and something of a scoundrel. But he did what he thought was right to help people who needed help. The fact that some of those people turned on the US later, isn't his fault. It's the old adage "no good deed goes unpunished".
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• United States
11 Feb 10
He tired after the war to get our country to help rebuild the country for them....but congress would not do it. They should have listened to him...things might have turned out better for all of us they had.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
11 Feb 10
I must say I would not have know who Charlie Wilson was if it was not for the movie. Problem is I have not watched the movie so I really do not know much about him except he was a former Navy officer, Dem Congressmen, and a guy that loved hot tubes.
• United States
11 Feb 10
You really should see the movie. It is really good. There is actually a lot to tell about him. Especially about how did helped defeat the Russians in Afghanistan. His personal life was well.....colorful. Lots of scandel.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
11 Feb 10
Well I will rent it
• United States
11 Feb 10
Cool. Also you can do a search engine on him. I won't say he was a "good" person. He definately had a wild streak....but he is intersting to learn about.
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