FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|CONTACT: Institute for Public Accuracy
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167
"Deep Throat": Then and Now
MIKE GRAVEL, sengravel (at) ni4d.us, http://www.ni4d.us
Gravel added: "The only antidote to the excesses of secrecy is the occasional patriot leaking the truth to the media or to the Congress. Unfortunately, the Congress is all too complicit in maintaining secrecy in government. Thank you, Mark Felt, for your service to freedom and democracy; let us hope that your revelation is an incentive to present-day whistleblowers. The need for whistleblowers has never been greater." Gravel is now chairman of the Democracy Foundation, which works to institute methods of direct democracy.
NORMAN SOLOMON, norman (at) accuracy.org, http://www.WarMadeEasy.com
Solomon added: "The memo also provides evidence that U.S. intelligence was being tailored to fit President Bush's decision to go to war: 'The intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.' So far, in the aftermath of this leak, the current White House has been successful as it tries to stonewall. But the longer-term political impacts of this memo remain to be seen. We should remember that the Watergate story was at first viewed as a minor burglary, and most news editors treated it as meriting no more than sporadic back-page coverage. Now, at a time when a war based on deception is also raging, the momentous question of presidential accountability hangs over Washington and the nation."