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There was a long review of this by Chalmers Johnson on TomDispatch

From the review:

In a secret ceremony at CIA headquarters on June 9, 1993, James Woolsey, Bill Clinton's first Director of Central Intelligence and one of the agency's least competent chiefs in its checkered history, said: "The defeat and breakup of the Soviet empire is one of the great events of world history. There were many heroes in this battle, but to Charlie Wilson must go a special recognition." One important part of that recognition, studiously avoided by the CIA and most subsequent American writers on the subject, is that Wilson's activities in Afghanistan led directly to a chain of blowback that culminated in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and led to the United States' current status as the most hated nation on Earth.

I still remember seeing Woolsey <spit> on a Discovery Channel documentary in the 90s describing US Afghanistan policy along the lines of "just give them the guns, and really, let god sort them out". Hear he's now working for McCain. Bully for St. John. Maybe the press will stop calling Woolsey <spit> a Democrat now.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Tue Jan 15th, 2008 at 06:31:43 AM EST

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