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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Moyers: The Secret Government ... The Constitution in Crisis

Via A Tiny Revolution I found this Bill Moyers' documentary about Iran-Contra and the many secret government crimes leading up to it. It features many facts you'd normally only read in a Chomsky book--PLUS, John Kerry making sense! The description below the video comes from Google video, and seems worth keeping.

FOR TOO LONG the full length 90 min. version of this documentary has been unavailable. Only a 20 minute version has been circulating. Here now as of January 10, 2007 this failure of access ends. Bill Moyers, the respected TV journalist, analyzes the threats to constitutional government posed by an illegitimate network operating from within the government but using secrecy to set itself up outside of the government / peoples oversight. All this back in 1987. This documentary gives a fascinating overview of what has actually happened in the last 50 years regarding the CIA and the Cold War (including Iran, Guatamala, Cuba, Vietnam and Chile). The foundation for the massive push towards greater secrecy in government going on today.