the pentagon papers, revisited.

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  1. stevescookin

    stevescookin Certified Who Dat

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    Red and SabanFan, I thought you'd both enjoy this link to nostalgia...to the political action that had the most far reaching impact of all in the '70s

    Most of you guys were too young to remember this, but it led to a sitting president resigning his office for the first time in history.

    Pentagon Papers leaker: I should have done it sooner | NOLA.com



    Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times 40 years ago, said Sunday in New Orleans that he had one regret about disclosing the secret history of America’s involvement in Indochina: that he didn’t do it sooner.
    He had the opportunity because he worked in the Pentagon and, later, on the top-secret report on the Vietnam War that Defense Secretary Robert McNamara commissioned. The study concluded that the conflict was catastrophic and that Americans had been kept in the dark for more than 20 years about their leaders’ intention to expand the fighting.
    Although Ellsberg knew all this, he kept mum.



    (It all began with just a little burglary of this guy's psychiatrist's office.)
     
  2. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun Founding Member

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    Uhmmm... I remember it well. I hate being old!
     
  3. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    Can we get a hold of the Obama Papers?
     
  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Dick Nixon. Before he dicks you.
     
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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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  6. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    That's pretty much his attitude. That's why he's a one termer.
     
  7. Rex_B

    Rex_B Geaux Time

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    wikileaks
     
  8. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    that isn't his attitude...

    this is his attitude...


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  9. Swerved

    Swerved It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.

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    I kinda like this one...

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  10. stevescookin

    stevescookin Certified Who Dat

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCp8Edp4pfo"]YouTube - ‪Dick Nixon-Laugh In‬‏[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etObgr_0YXw"]YouTube - ‪We Are The Dick Nixon's‬‏[/ame]

    (I'm pretty sure that's SabanFan on acoustic guitar)
     

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