Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Pentagon Papers leaker

Daniel Ellsberg, on Iraq, Bush and Cheney:
The man who leaked secret documents about the US war in Vietnam has a name for the invasion of Iraq.

"Supreme war crime."

He also has appellations for President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney: "domestic enemies of the constitution" and "war criminals."

Ellsberg leaked a sheaf of documents that would become known as the "Pentagon Papers" in 1971, a secret history of the war in Vietnam in which the Pentagon conceded the war was unlikely to be won. At the time, Ellsberg worked as a Pentagon consultant.

“We have gone far from the constitution,” he said. Staying true to constitutional values are “not synonymous with obeying the president.”
I can’t say that I disagree.

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