Daniel Ellsberg praises WikiLeaks

By Daniel EllsbergFrank GrevilKatharine GunDavid MacMichaelRay McGovernCraig MurrayColeen Rowley and Larry Wilkerson

WikiLeaks has teased the genie of transparency out of a very opaque bottle, and powerful forces in America, who thrive on secrecy, are trying desperately to stuff the genie back in.

How far down the United States has slid can be seen, ironically enough, in a recent commentary in Pravda (that’s right, Russia’s Pravda): “What WikiLeaks has done is make people understand why so many Americans are politically apathetic … After all, the evils committed by those in power can be suffocating, and the sense of powerlessness that erupts can be paralyzing, especially when … government evildoers almost always get away with their crimes. …”

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/opinionshop/detail?entry_id=78596#ixzz17dCKvOAU

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