Monday, February 16, 2009

Then & Now

On June 29, 1971, then US Senator Mike Gravel released a collection of top-secret documents, deemed "The Pentagon Papers," into the public record. The Papers revealed the lies and false pretenses under which the US entered the Vietnam War. In this clip, Sen. Gravel discusses the trust the people place into government, and the faith the government withholds from the people. 37 years later, the Senator is still discussing it. We've placed the entirety of Mike's release of the Pentagon Papers into the public domain:

Author: gravel2008
Tags: 1971 Election Empower Government Gravel Mike NI4D Papers Pentagon People Presidential Secrets Senator The Trust US

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