Sunday, January 16, 2011
U.S. Government: Ellsberg Good, WikiLeaks Bad
At the same time the U.S. government is trying to find a legal pretext to prosecute WikiLeaks, the U.S. State Department is promoting a documentary hailing WikiLeaks' biggest supporter, Dan Ellsberg. AP reported that oddity here. Ellsberg, who leaked the classified Vietnam War-era Pentagon papers, not only supports WikiLeaks, but has referred to Bradley Manning, the imprisoned corporal alleged to have leaked materials to WikiLeaks, as a "hero." Now widely considered a hero (even by some in the State Dept. apparently), Ellsberg was hunted and hounded as a traitor by the U.S. government 40 years ago.
Posted by jeffco at 1:49 PM