Pentagon Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on Wikileaks Iraq War Docs (Part 1 of 2)

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In an exclusive interview, Democracy Now! speaks with Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg about the WikiLeaks release of 400,000 U.S. intelligence reports on the Iraq War.

Ellsberg became them most famous government whistleblower in the United States after leaking the classified history of the Vietnam War in 1971. He joined WikiLeaks for the press conference announcing the release of the Iraq War logs.

For Democracy Now!’s complete coverage of all of WikiLeaks document releases, the transcript or podcast, visit http://www.democracynow.org/2010/10/22/wikileaks.

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  • Khono
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    The Nazis were relatively short-lived, though they killed and destroyed a hell of a lot. The US government has been around a lot longer and much of the horror they have brought on the world is in a form less obvious than directly killing people. To extend this even further, one may instead target the kind of people who tend to run the US government. That is, greedy, elitist westerners. My own government is encouraging our own horrendous actions as I write this, though not directly killing.

  • Les Legato
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    AMERICA, while not perfect, HAS SAVED MORE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD THAN ANY OTHER NATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

    Ever wonder why MORE PEOPLE WANT TO COME HERE THAN ANY OTHER NATION? Think its because they are so stupid and you are so smart?

    You're a moron and a disgrace to your name. Take the howard zinn out of your ass-mouth before you choke on it.

  • duncan7599
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    Wrong. There is a civil war in Iraq caused by the invasion of American forces that collapsed the government and shook the hornets nest that was controled by Saddam. This civil war has now resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. Only a very corrupt American appointed puppet government controls Iraq now. Life in Iraq is very dangerous with murder squads patrolling the streets. Most Iraqis polled say life is much worse now then under Saddam. Iraq is now Somalia thanks to America.

  • duncan7599
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    No I wouldnt compare a very dangerous third world nation like Iraq that is in a civil war to Dubai. The civil war in Iraq was caused by the American invasion that broke Husseins hold on the hornets nest. A hornets nest that was terrified of Saddam and wouldnt dare start any problems in Iraq as long the Bathist government was in power. When America collapsed this government in this illegal war based on lies, the murder squads were released. Nothing was this bad in Iraq since the U.S. invasion.

  • duncan7599
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    So I guess you defend Al Qaeda because thats the hornets nest that was released by the American invasion. Gangs of murder squads, and terrorists now walk the streets of Iraq because of the collapse of Saddams government. Yes he was very brutal and murdered countless people but what is happening today is far worse then anything Saddam could of imagined. Total anarchy in Iraq. I guess you think anarchy, Al Qaeda, murder squads, deaths of hundreds of thousands of people is better then Saddam.

  • duncan7599
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    It looks like you never been to Iraq. If you ever do go you will need a very heavy armed escort or you will find yourself very missing. Your head will be found in a dump somewhere. That is the reality of todays Iraq. Also you should try looking up Iraqi citizens polling on how they see their nation today. You will be very shocked. Most polls in Iraq today say life is much more dangerous and terrible in Iraq today then Saddams Iraq. Most say the American invasion was a disaster for their nation.

  • Tsnore
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    Julian Blancmange is now holed up in London in the Ecuadorean Embassy. This is the nation state that declared through the media in about 1990 that it would hack off American tourists' penises if the Ecuadorean woman who severed her husband's phallus (John Wayne Bobbitt) was incarcerated. Progress?

  • stephen dwyer
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    Do you know that MI5 has been bugging that shithole in Hans Crescent,Knightsbidge for at least 18mths and those dumb latinos inside have just found ONE of the bugs.The end game has started for thaty fucking rapist assange,snowden will be next.Ihope either MI5,MI6,The CIA or the KGB arrange a nice little accident for that traitorous cocksucker.

  • MrUntwister
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    A pure xample of xceptionalism is that one does not do a wrong simply because others did. Since 2 wrongs don't equal right, there can be no mitigation for the 2nd wrong.Right?

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