Daniel Ellsberg on The Media and Iraq

January 28th, 2003  |  Published in Uncategorized

Daniel Ellsberg comments on Iraq Coverage:

“Do editors and publishers feel, individually, that they understand the reasons we are going to war, and the consequences? And if they are basing their own understanding on what is being put out by the government, then they, and their readers, don’t understand it very well at all. I suggest that, just as in Vietnam, when the bombs start dropping, the American public will be entering this war with a very limited understanding of why we are at war and what the consequences will be in both the short and long terms. “Thirty years later, Americans are still asking why we went to war in Vietnam and stayed at war. Of course, the American presidents gave answers at that time — and we are still looking for better answers.”

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