Charlie Wilson's War | 2007
Clip Name: Request to Meet Pakistani President
I do not understand the energy women have after sex.
You're dancing around, you're baking a pie.
Charlie? Yes, ma'am?
Why is the CIA running a fake war in Afghanistan?
They're doing everything they can.
They're doing it badly.
The CIA is arming the mujahideen.
Where do you think they're getting their weapons?
They're arming them with 12.7 millimeter Dishukas
which would be good,
except the Soviets have specifically armor-plated their Hind helicopter
to resist a 12.7 millimeter shell.
We sold Pakistan F-16s,
but didn't give them the look-downlshoot-down radar.
If this were a real war,
State would issue a white paper outlining the Communist threat
the way they did in El Salvador.
If this were a real war, there'd be a National Bipartisan Commission
on Afghanistan, headed by Henry Kissinger the way they did in Central America.
If this were a real war, Congress would authorize $24 million
for covert operations the way you did in Nicaragua.
If this were a real war...
You may be the sexiest woman ever.
I'm not kidding. You are Helen of Troy.
Are you patronizing me?
What do you want me to do, Joanne?
This is what I want you to do.
I want you to save Afghanistan for the Afghans.
I want you to deliver such a crushing defeat
to the Soviets that Communism crumbles,
and in so doing, end the Cold War.
I'll tell you, I'd do it, too,
but I got this Dairy Queen problem in Nacogdoches.
Don't underestimate me, Charlie. Believe everything you've heard.
What exactly do you want me to do?
Go to Pakistan and meet with Zia.
Mohammed Zia ul-Haq.
He's the President of Pakistan.
I've already arranged it.
You've arranged a meeting between me and the President of Pakistan?
You're going to Israel next week
to meet with Zvi Rafiah about the Lavi jets.
I want you to tack Pakistan on the end of your trip.
And meet with the President?
Let him convince you that it's a Christian imperative
to let the Afghans rid their country of Communism.