is just another Left-Over-Leftist from the days of the Vietnam War. I hope if someone in government does
this tomorrow, the Federal Government is able to convict someone, who LEAKED 7,000 Government Classified Documents
to the American News Media. Are Americans of today willing to let a new Daniel Ellsberg get away with
this level of treason. Back when Daniel did it, he was made into a hero by the American News Media.
( DO YOU THINK HE WAS A HERO...? )
Daniel Ellsberg is not a hero
like the American-Left wants you to believe. It's hard to believe that he got away with no prison time. It's
treason like Daniel Ellsberg, John Kerry, Jane Fonda, Donald SUTHERLAND, etc that helped bring American deaths
in Vietnam to be 59,000. http://www.americans-working-together.com/id101.html
The below article is
posted at http://www.military.com
Vietnam War Critic Warns
Associated Press | November
14, 2005MAPLEWOOD, New Jersey - The man who leaked secret documents about the Vietnam war indicating the federal government had deceived the public said he sees
a lot of similarities between that war and the one being waged in Iraq.
Daniel Ellsberg, who became famous for his release of what
became known as the "Pentagon Papers," spoke to a crowd of more than 400 people Saturday at a local high school.
In 1971, Ellsberg, who had worked at both the U.S. State Departments and
Pentagon, leaked 7,000 pages of classified documents to the press - documents that detailed U.S. involvement in Vietnam and
indicated that the government had deceived the public about whether the war could be won and the extent of casualties.
Ellsberg was put on trial on 12 felony counts that could have earned him
115 years in prison for releasing the top secret documents. The charges where dismissed in 1973 on grounds of governmental
misconduct against him, but led to the convictions of several White House aides and figured into the impeachment proceedings
against President Richard Nixon.
During Saturday's talk, Ellsberg said both the Vietnam war and the war in
Iraq were based on lies, referring to the failure to find weapons of mass destruction
Ellsberg also sent out a special message to federal employees, urging them
to speak up now about possible government misconduct they witness relating to the Iraq war.
The author of the 2002 book "Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon
Papers" also rallied peace activists to stay vigilant in their cause, and urged the crowd to remain active to see that the
U.S. does not invade more countries such as Iran and Syria.
Ellsberg criticized the media for its coverage of the war in Iraq, particularly
for not keeping tabs of the Iraqi casualties since the conflict began two years ago. Just focusing on the lost American lives
is not enough, he said.
New Jersey Peace Action president, Madelyn Hoffman, whose group sponsored
Ellsberg's lecture, said she hoped the event would inspire and motivate others to realize that the 74-year-old war critic
is speaking the truth about the U.S. government.
"People who are trying to speak out (against the war) are branded as traitorous
or a threat to national security," Hoffman said. "We are the ones who care most about this country, its security, its role
in the world and its responsibilities at home."
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