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Analysis: Biden’s cold-eyed judgment of American interests

At the end of the movie “Charlie Wilson’s War,” the eponymous main character is warned that the “crazies” just rolled into Kandahar — and that the US would regret deserting Afghanistan after the Soviet withdrawal in 1989. The scene, between Wilson, a hard-drinking Texas congressman played by Tom Hanks, and CIA case officer Gust Avrakotos, is pierced by the noise of a jet landing at Washington’s National Airport — a haunting reference to the hijacked plane attacks on September 11, 2001.

At the end of the movie “Charlie Wilson’s War,” the eponymous main character is warned that the “crazies” just rolled into Kandahar — and that the US would regret deserting Afghanistan after the Soviet withdrawal in 1989. The scene, between Wilson, a hard-drinking Texas congressman played by Tom Hanks, and CIA case officer Gust Avrakotos, is pierced by the noise of a jet landing at Washington’s National Airport — a haunting reference to the hijacked plane attacks on September 11, 2001.

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