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The most famous whistle blower in history is Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon papers during the Vietnam War he was arrested last weekend.
At a protest in support of private first class Bradley -- The army private who was accused of leaking documents to the website WikiLeaks.
Ellsberg has been speaking out -- against unchecked executive power.
Protecting whistle blowers and against the harsh treatment of private Manning.
Here now is the rabble -- -- himself who changed the course of history Daniel Ellsberg.
Daniel Ellsberg it's a pleasure welcome to freedom watch it.
Is there -- difference in your view between spying for an enemy.
And leaking truthful information.
So that the public can know what the government is doing.
I was the Bradley Manning of my day.
And I was called a traitor by the president can by the vice president at that time.
Bradley Manning is no more -- -- than I am.
An additional more spy -- despise aspire like Nathan hale who volunteered to get confirmed George Washington to get information.
On The British Army and he was -- -- And before he was -- he made the famous statement I regret that I have but one life to give to my country.
I -- Bradley Manning as someone who is willing to give his life and his freedom for his country in the same way.
Nathan -- like George Washington was -- traitor to George the third he was a loyal subject of George the third.
And to the whole principle of -- monarchy in 1774.
He was a traitor to that in 1776.
Having become a patriot to a different set of principles what and that's what I think.
What can we do about governments that are not willing to be transparent.
That aren't interest and in truth.
That are not faithful to the constitution.
But we'll bomb without declarations of war will lie about Ted documents that would truthfully embarrass them.
And will prosecute and -- horribly.
Those who facilitated the public learning what the government is truly up to.
I would say it's up.
You're describing every administration.
I could say for the past sixty years or at least two of the Cold War we're seeing a war right now.
That I believe it clearly violates the constitution article one section of the that puts that power in congress what I just heard from ambassador Bolton is not for the first time I'd have to say about him.
It's basically he's speaking from a monarchist point of view.
And he -- echoing the views so for lawyers and his administer of the bush administration and John you loyal.
David adding -- and Cheney and others who said that there's really no limit whatever the constitution treaties congress.
-- on any power the president in the broad area of national security did the president not Obama that's not true.
Did President Obama in your view violate the law and violate the constitution.
By commencing American bombing Libya.
What without even consulting the congress much less getting a declaration of war from.
That seems absolutely clear to me that that's true and I the applaud those member of his own party like -- member Barbara Lee Dennis Kucinich.
And some Republicans who brought that out to be acting unconstitutionally.
You know sixty years ago was that Harry Truman -- I admired at that time.
Went into Korea without consulting congress deliberately chose not to go for -- congressional resolution.
And at that time Robert Taft mr.
Republican -- man I was not my hero at that point.
-- he was user being -- he was acting unconstitutionally.
Well I didn't pay any attention to that at that time -- but he was right he was right Harry Truman was wrong and I was wrong and President Obama is wrong right now it's interesting history repeats itself Daniel Ellsberg it's a pleasure we'll have you back again as a lot more talk about -- thanks for coming on freedom watch.
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