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My Charlie Wilson War

Wonders never cease.

First, we learnt last year that Sonia Gandhi reads not only such books as Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi but also those about "the true story of a covert CIA operation in Afghanistan by an unusual author, which reveals just how global power politics are played out".

And now we have Pakistani diplomatic mission in Texas trying to raise funds for a chair of Pakistan Studies at the University of Texas in Austin -- to be named after the very same "Good-Time Charlie"...

My Charlie Wilson War
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1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530
Wonders never cease.

First, we learnt last year that Sonia Gandhi reads not only such books as Persepolis by
Marjane Satrapi  but also those about "the true story of a covert CIA operation in Afghanistan by an unusual author, which reveals just how global power politics are played out".

And now we have Pakistani diplomatic mission in Texas trying to raise funds for a chair of Pakistan Studies at the University of Texas in Austin -- to be named after the very same “Good-Time Charlie”, the godfather of what would later be known as the Taliban in Afghanistan....

Fatima Bhutto is not happy at all:
Pakistan’s new government, the only in the world headed by two former convicts—who have their fingers on the button of a nuclear-armed state, no less—is nothing if not a keen purveyor of irony.
Read on, here


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