10 February 2010

R.I.P. Goodtime Charlie

Partying and chasing girls by night, fighting off communism by day.

Charlie Wilson, Texas Congressman Linked to Foreign Intrigue, Dies at 76

Charlie Wilson, a 12-term Texas congressman who was best known for his playboy ways until he masterminded a covert effort to funnel billions of dollars in arms to Afghan rebels fighting the Soviets in the 1980s, died Wednesday in Lufkin, Tex. He was 76.

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