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'Argo': Former ambassador Ken
Taylor sets the record straight

Toronto Star, by Jim Coyle

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/7/2012 2:38:14 PM

New York - It hasn’t been unusual over the last 20 years, when Ken Taylor returns to his home in New York from abroad, for a U.S. customs inspector to look at his passport, glance up, back at the photo and name, and say, “Hey, I studied you in high school!” The experience always impresses two things on Canada’s former ambassador to Iran. One, even for celebrated international heroes, time passes. And two, that for his role in rescuing six U.S. diplomats in 1980 after the tumultuous days of Ayatollah Khomeini’s Islamic revolution, he has a place in history. (Snip)

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This is about the Ben Affleck/ George Clooney (one of the producers) movie ''Argo.'' First, consider is Hollywood about to make a movie that praises the CIA? Would that be the purpose of this film? This movie is full of misdirections and historical revisions. Do a Google search "Lord of Light" Argo and you will find additional information on how the CIA plan coupled with the larger Canadian action saved the US personnel. You will also discover that the purpose of this movie isn't to set history straight. It's merely to promote Ben Affleck in playing an exaggerated hero.

      


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