[Congressional Record Volume 151, Number 106 (Friday, July 29, 2005)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1694-E1695]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                      IN HONOR OF DANIEL ELLSBERG

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                        HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, July 28, 2005

  Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Daniel Ellsberg, 
a true patriot who has gone above and beyond the call of duty, 
dedicating his life to the service of his country. An expert economist 
with two years in the Marine Corps and two years at the State 
Department in Saigon, he is best known for revealing the truth about 
the Vietnam war through what became known as the Pentagon Papers. After 
his many years of dedicated service, he recently received the Rollo May 
Award, given to an individual whose life's work demonstrates his faith 
in human possibility.
  Daniel is a man who has had the courage to stand up for his beliefs 
and speak the truth even in the face of great adversity. In bringing 
the Pentagon Papers to the public's attention, he took a risk that no 
member of Congress was willing to take, despite their immunity. Daniel 
leaked the information to the press in a desperate attempt to get out 
the truth, knowing that he would likely spend the rest of his life 
incarcerated. But for Daniel the loss of American lives was too great a 
sacrifice to be allowed to continue needlessly.
  A man always looking out for the injustices of the world, Daniel has 
become a lecturer, writer and activist on the dangers of unlawful 
interventions and the nuclear era. He is there to remind us of our 
greater responsibilities to mankind, and I applaud his heroism and 
fortitude.
  Mr. Speaker and Colleagues, please join me in honor and recognition 
of Daniel Ellsberg for his years of outstanding service to his country. 
His strength and dedication to the ideals of this country are to be 
commended and admired.

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