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View Diary: Part II: NSA Whistleblowers Asked Supreme Court to Review Warrantless Wiretapping (57 comments)

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  •  From Spiegel Online (8+ / 0-)

    'Obama Deceives the Public'

    Ellsberg: For Obama to indict and prosecute Drake now, for acts undertaken and investigated during the Bush administration, is to do precisely what Obama said he did not mean to do -- "look backward." Of all the blatantly criminal acts committed under Bush, warrantless wiretapping by the NSA, aggression, torture, Obama now prosecutes only the revelation of massive waste by the NSA, a socially useful act which the Bush administration itself investigated but did not choose to indict or prosecute!

    Bush brought no indictments against whistleblowers, though he suspended Drake's clearance. Obama, in this and other matters relating to secrecy and whistleblowing, is doing worse than Bush. His violation of civil liberties and the White House's excessive use of the executive secrecy privilege is inexcusable.

    "Maybe the American eagle should be replaced with the ostrich."

    by SmileySam on Sat Jun 12, 2010 at 07:37:31 AM PDT

    •  From the patriarch of modern whistleblowers, (1+ / 0-)
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      SmileySam

      Dan Ellsberg, who revealed the Pentagon Papers--which were CLASSIFIED EIGHT WAYS TO SUNDAY--and in doing so helped end the Vietnam war.

      The Canary in the Coalmine is available for purchase at patriotictruthteller.net

      by Jesselyn Radack on Sat Jun 12, 2010 at 02:34:58 PM PDT

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