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Ellsberg compares Vietnam, Iraq (loser alert)
Posted on 09/12/2005 9:10:53 PM PDT by jmc1969
DES MOINES, Iowa The former military analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers says the nation's leaders plan on staying in Iraq permanently, but the people who have the proof aren't willing to share it.
Daniel Ellsberg says President Bush aims to keep bases in Iraq, and that the American public was lied to when the country entered the war.
He urged those with access to the sensitive information to share it, saying there are both rewards and potential backlash for whistleblowers. He says they may go to prison, but they may save a wars worth of lives.
The Pentagon Papers, as the documents came to be known, was a seven-thousand-page study of the U-S decision-making in Vietnam that was classified top secret.
The study revealed the knowledge, early on, that the war would not likely be won.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: armchairnobodies; ellsberg; iaq
posted on 09/12/2005 9:10:54 PM PDT
He was a traitor then, he's a traitor now. Big surprise.
posted on 09/12/2005 9:13:15 PM PDT
posted on 09/12/2005 9:13:54 PM PDT
Make that Loser with a capital L.
posted on 09/12/2005 9:14:04 PM PDT
(11 September 2001 - Never forget)
QUICK---Buy stock in Reynolds Aluminum Foil. Ellsberg is blathering again.
posted on 09/12/2005 9:16:23 PM PDT
(Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
"...but the people who have the proof aren't willing to share it."
Except to the voices in his otherwise-empty skull, that is.
posted on 09/12/2005 9:16:40 PM PDT
("The Republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it")
"He was a traitor then, he's a traitor now."
My sentiments exactly. He should be in prison, or better yet...
posted on 09/12/2005 9:16:59 PM PDT
What's up with this "permanent bases" meme we've been hearing from the moonbat left recently?
posted on 09/12/2005 9:17:28 PM PDT
by A Balrog of Morgoth
(With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
I would hope we could get a permanant base in Iraq after all of our hard work.
What's wrong with permanent bases in Iraq and Afghanistan? We could then launch a 2 pronged attack on Iran to really sweep the region.
**Lib's heads spinning**
posted on 09/12/2005 9:26:05 PM PDT
(Reformed Kerry voter (I know, I'm a frickin' idiot))
A lying old 60s hippie bass turd looking for just one more minute in the spotlight before he croaks.
posted on 09/12/2005 9:29:07 PM PDT
(We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
I always thought permanent presence in Iraq was a given.
posted on 09/12/2005 9:30:40 PM PDT
(action=consequence applies in all cases)
If permanent prescence in Iraq is a problem then why isn't permanent prescence in Bosnia? Mr. S**tworth
posted on 09/12/2005 9:38:38 PM PDT
by kublia khan
(absolute war brings total victory)
Ellsberg = Quisling = Fonda = traitor
posted on 09/12/2005 9:39:24 PM PDT
posted on 09/12/2005 10:12:10 PM PDT
To the braindead libs, every war is just like Vietnam. The anti-war movement has tipped over!!
Pray for W, NO, MS and Our Freedom Winning Troops
posted on 09/12/2005 10:14:25 PM PDT
(Pray for the Freedom of the Iraqis from Islam)
it's funny how during times of war, liberals always use Vietnam as their comparison point while conservatives usually refer to WWII. I guess the reason is because Vietnam is the only war the liberals ever won.
posted on 09/12/2005 10:38:53 PM PDT
("The storm surge most likely will topple our levee system"- Mayor Ray Nagin 8/28/05)
To: A Balrog of Morgoth
There shouldn't be any doubt that we intend to maintain "permanent bases" in the Middle East -- for the foreseeable future.
So long as radical Islamism (e.g., Syria and Iran) remain a threat, we're obligated to maintain a presence in the area.
Has Ellsberg figured out why we still have bases in Germany and Japan, I wonder...
posted on 09/12/2005 10:48:09 PM PDT
(The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
posted on 09/13/2005 12:21:52 AM PDT
by Jeff Gordon
(Recall Barbara Boxer)
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