000 – Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) – Supplemental Commentary Track

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“The original draft of the screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, is said to have been harder-hitting and to have ended by explicitly linking American support for the mujahideen to 9/11. Reportedly, Tom Hanks found this too “political”. Instead of 9/11, then, Charlie Wilson’s War ends with Wilson failing to persuade Congress to invest positively in Afghanistan. “We fucked up the endgame”, a title card quotes him as saying – as if it would have been absolutely no problem to heap billions of dollars’ worth of weapons into the hands of central Asian warlords for a decade if the Americans had built them a few schools afterwards.”

Excerpt from The fog of Charlie Wilson’s War

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