I don't need courtesy. I need airplanes, guns and money....
I don't need courtesy. I need airplanes, guns and money.
Well, we just doubled the CIA's budget for covert ops.
From five million to ten million.
Is that a joke?
Is that meant to be a funny joke?
Congressman, what they are saying is that ten million dollars from the United States to fight the Russian army is such a low figure that it can be mistaken for a joke.
I... I caught on to the sarcasm, sir.
So this is a courtesy call.
I don't need courtesy. I need
airplanes, guns and money.
Well, we just doubled the
CIA budget for covert ops...
From 5 million to 10 million.
That's right. Is that a joke?
No. Is that meant to be a funny joke?
ZIA: Congressman, what they're saying is
$10 million from the U.S.
to fight the Russian Army
is such a low figure that it
can be mistaken for a joke.
I caught up to the sarcasm
there, sir. Let me be clear.
The United States is
eager to assist you.
No, you're not. You're not.
Absolutely not. I went to Oxford
and I know what that word means.
The U.S. is not eager to assist us.
Well, now it's my understanding
that we offered to sell you F-16s.
You didn't want them.
Because you refused
to sell us the radar.
RASHID: So to hell with that.
ZIA: And this is emblematic
of American fence sitting
when it comes to fighting the Soviets.
To hell with it! You sell us
the planes but not the radar.
You offer Afghans rifles
from the First World War
while Soviet helicopters are
killing everything they can find,
people, animals, food
supplies. So to hell with it!
Yeah. You sell the Israelis the radar,
so that's why he says,
"To hell with it."
Again, I understood. Yeah.
Also, the arms and funding
should flow through us.
Clip duration: 74 seconds
Uploaded: 13 December, 2020
Genres: biography, comedy, drama, history
Summary: A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.