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Former Rep. Charlie Wilson dead at 76

Former Rep. Charlie Wilson dead at 76

POSTED: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 4:37pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:20am

LUFKIN, Texas - A hospital spokeswoman says former Rep. Charlie Wilson of Texas has died at the age of 76.

The Trinity native served in Congress for the second district of Texas for more than two decades.

Wilson was nicknamed 'Good Time Charlie' for his partying ways

Wilson was chronicled in the 2007 "Charlie Wilson's War" for his efforts efforts to arm Afghani Mujahedeen, then called "Freedom Fighters," during Afghanistan's war against the Soviet Union in 1980s.

People in deep East Texas remember him for his slogan, 'Taking Care of the Home Folk'.

Wilson served as a Navy lieutenant before working in the timber business and serving as a lawmaker in Austin as well.

Wilson lived in Lufkin with his wife Barbara.

A spokeswoman says he died of cardiopulmonary arrest.

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Although Charlie Wilson was probably a great guy, the role the U.S. (particularly the CIA) played in the Mujahedeen War actually helped START Al-Quaida in the first place. According to an article written in TIME magazine in 2003 (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,450997-2,00.html), "the CIA began one of its longest and most expensive covert operations, supplying billions of dollars in arms to a collection of Afghan guerrillas fighting the Soviets....Among the rebel recipients of U.S. arms: OSAMA BIN LADEN." Now, who carried out 9/11, again??? It's time people did their research and figured out that the "war on terror" is a complete and utter JOKE. http://www.prisonplanet.com/archive_war_on_terror.html

Although Charlie Wilson was probably a great guy, the role the U.S. (particularly the CIA) played in the Mujahedeen War actually helped START Al-Quaida in the first place. According to an article written in TIME magazine in 2003 (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,450997-2,00.html), "the CIA began one of its longest and most expensive covert operations, supplying billions of dollars in arms to a collection of Afghan guerrillas fighting the Soviets....Among the rebel recipients of U.S. arms: OSAMA BIN LADEN." Now, who carried out 9/11, again??? It's time people did their research and figured out that the "war on terror" is a complete and utter JOKE. http://www.prisonplanet.com/archive_war_on_terror.html

mr wilson will be missed very much ,he has helped me and others in lufkin ,i wish more people wer like him'

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