Sunday, July 6, 2008
Charlie Wilson's War (Universal 2007)
Now I know what you're thinking.
Hanks? Roberts? Conservative movie? HA! Right Edge, keep on typing.
Or you might be thinking,
Wasn't Charlie Wilson a Democrat? I mean a REAL liberal Democrat?
Yep, he sure was...unless he was dealing with Afghans and Soviets...then for some reason he turned into George W. Bush (well...sort of). Below is the movie review from IMDb.
"Good-Time Charlie" Wilson, a flawed and fun-loving Congressman from the piney woods of East Texas, deftly operates the levers of power to funnel money and weapons to the Mujahedin of Afghanistan following the Soviet invasion of their country in late 1979. Charlie finds assistance in the oddest of places -- a renegade CIA agent whose outsider status and womanizing ways endears him to Wilson; a Houston socialite who leads Wilson to the cause; the willing Pakistani dictator fascinated by the socialite; the Israelis who modify and manufacture Soviet weapons to maintain the wink-and-nudge illusion of American neutrality; and the women -- ooh the women!
Can you picture an Obama or a Clinton taking these kind of risks? Heck, I can't think of many Republicans today that would! Think what the world would be like if Wilson didn't act. What if he just said it's not important, or the ever popular there's no way we can win this fight? But he did and that is why Charlie Wilson's War is Edge's Conservative Movie of the Week!
Here is the trailer!
Wilson's a different guy.