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With the federal government building its case now against WikiLeaks the US Department of State is spending your tax dollars to promote a movie that celebrates.
Pentagon papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg the documentary is entitled the most dangerous man in America Daniel Ellsberg.
It really celebrates -- it raises the question what kind of message is our government sending.
Attorneys has KT McFarland Fox News national security analyst.
Thank you so much for being with us.
After I gotta tell you and I read this I almost fell out of my chair I couldn't believe the taxpayer dollars are being used fire Department of State.
To organize and promote -- -- us.
Yeah I was fell out of my -- -- because at the same time that secretary.
This is saying that WikiLeaks is a great danger to American national security.
At the secrets have been -- because this is putting our own people -- wrist strap the world.
-- -- same State Department is sending out under the American documentary film and case series is standing documentary films.
All around the world why bush is celebrating.
-- -- signs of a previous era as a great American hero so.
You don't bring -- -- left handers during the -- -- concerned that it's a bigger issue this is.
Department of State -- suddenly and it is called United States information agency.
Which was this special to winning the Cold War it was established him in the 1950s by president Eisenhower and his purpose.
Was to go around the world to winning hearts and minds of people around the world turn them.
Away from a Communist model and to celebrate American exceptional as time now what is it doing today you well this.
Is the only sacked very fairly -- to two of the film's one celebrating.
On the -- radicals in the environmental movement and the other ones are you about.
American racial violence.
Now and message does that send the world doesn't say where our great country we have wonderful -- ideas and institutions.
And -- played us it's such self flagellation we're taking all the dirty linen in showing it to the.
Well and you know the film celebrates Daniel Ellsberg let's not forget what Daniel Ellsberg did he was charged by the way with espionage the only reason he wasn't found innocent by the way of espionage and the -- country.
The case and the charges against him were actually dropped because of misconduct by our government.
But like Bradley Manning there's Daniel Ellsberg.
Ellsberg secretly photographed top secret classified government documents and then he -- him and I want to put up on the screen.
So Phoenix Ellsberg said about the WikiLeaks case here it is.
Quote I see Bradley Manning as a Patriot Act and I'm sure Julian Assange is on the Australian.
Patriot to call them terrorists.
Is not only mistaken it's absurd and slanderous neither of them are any more terrorists than I am.
And I am not.
This is that this -- guy who is calling a patriot and a hero people that may end up being convicted of treason and asked.
Yes and -- this is -- different case because even Daniel Ellsberg as much as he did commit treason and as you point out it was almost a legal technicality that got him off.
He was struck he was releasing papers about the Vietnam War well after they were really -- importance to the intelligence of the day.
What WikiLeaks is downward Julian Assange is standing -- -- demanding it down have released documents and actually named people's names today.
They talk about in these documents they reveal where -- -- where we have vaccines are made.
They reveal communications satellite information communications technologies.
It would be targets for any terrorist organization they reveal names and sources and methods of people who were cooperating with our intelligence.
Throughout the world including.
In Yemen where we're getting most of the information.
About the latest al-Qaeda moves so.
It is people patriots down and at the same time to somehow have the State Department celebrating them as patriots -- you know I think it's just it's.
I want to know why my one billion dollars of tax dollars are separate.
It's very very good question -- -- -- some real quickly only got about thirty seconds I I didn't know this -- you brought it to our attention I think I have this right but this same State Department agency and I was behind the the world tour the mideast tour for the.
If it's a -- out -- -- -- information agency sends Americans abroad to celebrate American culture I went on one of these trips in the 1980s to celebrate women achieving high government office.
And -- imam at ground zero imam.
Took good tour on the State Department dollar all around.
The Middle East just presumably promoting American that presumably also fundraising programs -- KT McFarland thank you so much for being -- and ministers could see it.
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