Jimmy Carter sets record straight on Argo
Last week, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter went on Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN to clear up some of the confusion about the movie Argo.
The film was loosely based on the rescue of six Americans from Iran after the revolution that brought Ayotollah Khomeini to power.
Carter described Ben Affleck's picture as a "great drama". But the former president also said that "90 percent of the contribution to the ideas and consummation of the plan was Canadian".
Carter noted that the "main hero" was Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor, but the film gave full credit to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
"The Canadian government would not legally permit six false passports to be issued," Carter revealed. "So the Canadian Parliament had to go into secret session for the first time in history and they voted to let us use six Canadian passports that were false."
Perhaps this explains why Affleck thanked Canada last night when he picked up the Oscar for best movie.
He was just trying to make amends.