Friday, December 17, 2010

Daniel Ellsberg, an american hero

Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg defended Julian Assange and his alleged source Bradley Manning as "patriots" at a D.C. protest Thursday organized by Veterans For Peace. Ellsberg, 79, called terrorism charges against them "absurd and slanderous" before heading to the White House to be chained to its gate.


Sister--Three said...

If no one had strength to have a voice, tyranny would surely reign. If anyone thinks the government is only out to protect us and we 'don't even need to know' they are foolish. Most of what I have read is embarrassing to the one who said it, but not much else. But he knows more and they know he knows more. Can't help but wonder...what does he know.

Margie's Musings said...

Yes, Ellsberg is a hero. Someone has to stand up for the rights of the ordinary citizen.

The country is imperialistic and always has been. It takes courage to speak out.