I was watching Charlie Wilson’s War (starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts) and the movie makes Wilson out to be a big hero without ever mentioning that the people he helped became the Taliban.
Moral: Never trust Hollywood versions of history
I guess I should point out that most of our covert activities against the Soviets in A-stan took place during the Reagan administration. The Reagan White House was fully supportive of “Charlie Wilson’s War”. The end of Soviet occupation coincided with the collapse of the USSR – which came first, the chicken or the egg?