The Real Argo
Another hollywood exageration on this story - The true work and hero were the Canadians and your episode barely mentions it...
Jimmy Carter says in his review of the movie Argo:
"Well, let me say, first of all, it’s a great drama. And I hope it gets the Academy Award for best film because I think it deserves it. The other thing that I would say was that ninety per cent of the contributions to the ideas and the consummation of the plan was Canadian.."
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This episode again minimizes the envolvement the canucks had in this crisis - And americans wonder why people propagate the "ugly american" stereo-type - Blatant over exagerations like this (and minimizing the efforts of others...)
- funny how your episode didnt mention how the CIA screwed up the forging of "exit documents" - had the dates totally screwed up (had the 6 leaving before they got there...) and it was a Canadian who noticed this screw up and saved the day at the last minute - if they showed those screewball docs - they would have been toast for sure... unreal... totally disappointed in this episode