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Dan Ellsberg on the Urgency of Truth

November 7, 2009

At a recent conference honoring whistleblowers, Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg commented about the need for government officials to act in a timely fashion to confront the criminal wrongdoing of unnecessary war, rather than to wait.

Ellsberg noted how one of the honorees, Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, recognized how his work in George W. Bush’s administration had served U.S. imperial ambitions. Ellsberg said Wilkerson must have bit his lip for years before he went public with his disagreements.

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Ellsberg also commented on the case of former U.K. Ambassador Craig Murray, who exposed torture in a key “war on terror” ally, Uzbekistan, despite knowing that it would destroy his career. [For Murray’s personal story, see’s “How a Torture Protest Killed a Career.”]

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