Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Nothing funny about "Charlie Wilson's War"

Chalmers Johnson provides a good corrective to Hollywood’s take on Afghanistan in his review "Imperialist Propaganda: Second Thoughts on Charlie Wilson’s War" at

Noting how many mainstream reviewers labeled this look at US support for the Afghani muhajadin as a "feel-good comedy" rather than a lesson in unintended consequences, Johnson writes, "one of the severe side effects of imperialism in its advanced stages seems to be that it rots the brains of the imperialists... the tragedy is that four-and-a-half years after we invaded Iraq and destroyed it, such dangerously misleading nonsense is still being offered to a gullible public."

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