No Longer Charlie Wilson’s War, Former Congressman Says He Feels Obama’s Pain on Afghanistan Decision

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 Fmr. Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-TX)

Fmr. Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-TX)

TPM/Christina Bellantoni—Wilson (D-TX), whose role in the covert operation in Afghanistan later inspired the film “Charlie Wilson’s War,” said he thinks President Obama is in a “very tough situation” when making his decision on whether to send more troops.

It’s probably best to make a calculated withdrawal. …If I were the president, I’m not sure what I’d do. I’d probably shut it down, rather than lose a lot of soldiers and treasure,” Wilson, now 76, told the newspaper in advance of an event Thursday at the Scranton Cultural Center.

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