On the basis of 30 years of study, of the Pentagon Papers and other documents at the Rand Corporation and Pentagon, and on the basis of his two tours as Marine in Vietnam, Ellsberg believs there is a permanent national security state that “captures” politicians like Barack Obama. John Dean seemed to agree and pointed to reforms that Obama embraced before taking office and now has many “second thoughts” about. This has led to back-sliding on various “national Security” reforms in the areas of government surveillance, release of torture videos, freedom of information, account ability, transparency etc.
These guys had seen it all before and now say they say they are seeing it again.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
WHISTLEBLOW THIS: Ellsberg and John Dean on "the permanent national security state"
Danny Schecter (News Dissector):