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  •  It's a fair question. I don't know. (1+ / 0-)
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    Ellsberg moves in a world of insiders, past and present, who trust him and tell him things and know he will guard their confidence.  If he says now is not the time to relent, I suspect he has thought about it carefully, as he does about most things.    

    •  Really? (5+ / 0-)

      Ellesberg is now 82 years old and he no longer moves in the world of insiders. After the Pentagon Papers I'm not convinced he ever moved in the world of insiders again.

      Republican Family Values: Using the daughters from your first wife to convince everybody that your second wife is lying about your third wife.

      by jsfox on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 01:00:50 PM PDT

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      •  It's obvious. Who would a whistleblower (0+ / 0-)

        or a someone inside who has whistleblower-like information go to?  Only another whistleblower.  Sheesh.

        •  Insider's not a whistleblower (0+ / 0-)

          And if I had information I wanted to get out I wouldn't choose to give it to an 82 year-old who worked in the Kennedy administration.  I seriously doubt he has better national security contacts than any of us have.

          History will be kind to us because we will write it.

          by Sky Net on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 02:21:09 PM PDT

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    •  the only link to Ellsberg's word is on the (0+ / 0-)

      petition and it is a singular sentence; did I miss something?

      I, for one, would want to see more than a sentence before I built paragraphs explaining it.  For starters, without context, how do we know what his comment means?  

      Thanks for posting a link to Ellsberg's complete statement.

      Hurricanes, Flooding, Frying and Drying = Climate Change! Call it like it is! Our Survival Instinct can and will conquer Greed.

      by SeaTurtle on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 03:10:09 PM PDT

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