President Donald Trump inherited a foreign and domestic policy mess from Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah. But, both of these men inherited a mess involving Afghanistan.
When Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson (2nd District) read an Associated Press article referring to Afghan refugees, he used his seat on the Defense Appropriations committee "to secretly steer billions of dollars to Afghan rebels resisting Soviet occupation."
Wilson became the secret patron of the largest covert operation in Central Intelligence Agency history. Through his use of "backroom deals," Wilson was able to secure billions of dollars of taxpayer money to funnel to the Afghan rebels, known as the mujahedeen, fighting Russia.
By the time of Russian troop withdrawal in 1989, the appropriation for Afghanistan reached $750 million dollars per year.
In fact, CIA officials kept the mujahedeen going in order to "suck the Soviet Union into a Vietnamese quagmire," prior to Soviet troops entering Afghanistan.
Wilson was congratulated on his victory by Pakistani General Mohammed Zia ul-Haq.
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