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Oscar Film Series: The Most Dangerous Man in America

Monday, March 01, 2010

All this week we're highlighting some of the lesser-known films nominated for Academy Awards this year. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers is a contender in this year’s Oscars. The subject of the documentary, Daniel Ellsberg, discusses his role in the film alongside filmmakers Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith.

Guests:

Judith Ehrlich, Daniel Ellsberg and Rick Goldsmith

Comments [2]

DAT from Nathan Straus Projects

I also think that Daniel Ellsberg, did it,
in part to impress his wife.

Daniel Ellsberg, had changed his opinion,
with respect to the Vietnam war, but his
wife was not impressed.

The stealing and releasing of the Pentagon
Papers surely impressed her.

She was right there, he was in love with her,
and his politics did not, at least in the
beginning, match hers.

No man, wants to look less in his wife's eyes, and he knew he did.

I think he was right to do what he did,
that he saved many lives by doing so.

I think he sacrified a lot of his life,
his career, betrayed his co workers,
and supervisors.

He paid a heavy price.

But Vietnam was wrong, the same way that
Iraq, and Afghanistan is wrong now.

But I think, his wife played a key role,
in the taking of those papers and the release.

Because Daniel Ellsberg was and seems to
still be deeply in love with his wife.

And he wanted to look good in her eyes.

Mar. 01 2010 02:25 PM
DAT from Nathan Straus Projects

I watched the entire documentary.
I was struck by something Daniel Ellsberg
said towards the end of the documentary,
after the case against him was dismissed.
"The facts, thanks in part to this trial,
are out on the table, out of the safe,"
Daniel Ellsberg.

The trial that some people in positions of
power and influence are trying to prevent,
is the trial of the person accused of
planning 9/11.

I think they are afraid that if the KSM
Trial, were to take place in full view of
everyone, and it came out, what was done
in order for KSM to "confess" his case
might be dismissed.

So they are inventing excuses, to prevent
the trial from taking place in a civilian
court.

They don't want their roles exposed,
with respect to the circumstances surrounding
9/11.

Mar. 01 2010 02:20 PM

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