His movie Charlie Wilson's War omits that the mujahadeen Wilson armed to fight the Soviets eventually came after the US with a spate of attacks culminating in the World Trade Center collapse. The movie is banned in Afghanistan. Yet most American movie reviewers thought it was wonderful.
My own view is that if Charlie Wilson's War is a comedy, it's the kind that goes over well with a roomful of louts in a college fraternity house. Simply put, it is imperialist propaganda and the tragedy is that four-and-a-half years after we invaded Iraq and destroyed it, such dangerously misleading nonsense is still being offered to a gullible public. The most accurate review so far is James Rocchi's summing-up for Cinematical: "Charlie Wilson's War isn't just bad history; it feels even more malign, like a conscious attempt to induce amnesia."