Affleck Grants Wish of Ex-Ambassador, Thanks Canada in Acceptance Speech
But didn't thank the Americans, and the CIA and State Dept. in particular.
9:43 AM, Feb 25, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In accepting the best movie award last night at the Oscars, Ben Affleck thanked Canada.
"I thank you everyone in the movie, on the movie, worked on the movie, did anything with this movie gets thanked. I want to thank Canada," said Affleck, without elaborating. "I want to thank our friends in Iran living in terrible circumstances right now."
As the AP reported days ago, the ex-ambassador, who is depicted in the film as giving shelter to the Americans being sought out by the Iranians, wanted Affleck to thank Canada.
But Affleck did not thank the Americans, and the CIA in particular, for the role they played in the whole ordeal.
And over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry plugged Argo, but Affleck did not return the favor and plug Kerry or the State Department.
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