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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 hiswife was not impressed.
The stealing and releasing of the PentagonPapers surely impressed her.
She was right there, he was in love with her,and his politics did not, at least in thebeginning, 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 thatIraq, 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.
I watched the entire documentary.I was struck by something Daniel Ellsbergsaid 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 ofpower and influence are trying to prevent,is the trial of the person accused ofplanning 9/11.
I think they are afraid that if the KSMTrial, were to take place in full view ofeveryone, and it came out, what was donein order for KSM to "confess" his casemight be dismissed.
So they are inventing excuses, to preventthe trial from taking place in a civiliancourt.
They don't want their roles exposed,with respect to the circumstances surrounding9/11.
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