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The man who leaked secret documents about the US war in Vietnam has a name for the invasion of Iraq.
"Supreme war crime."
He also has appellations for President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney: "domestic enemies of the constitution" and "war criminals."
Ellsberg leaked a sheaf of documents that would become known as the "Pentagon Papers" in 1971, a secret history of the war in Vietnam in which the Pentagon conceded the war was unlikely to be won. At the time, Ellsberg worked as a Pentagon consultant.
Later, he assailed those who've ruled out impeaching Bush and Cheney. Both Democratic leaders in Congress -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have said they won't consider impeaching Bush.
“To rule impeachment off the table is very much like ruling the constitution off the table,” Ellsberg said.
He also asserted that the Administration's use of torture was illegal under international law -- “not just waterboarding, but the whole slew of inhumane procedures that has gone on for seven years now.”
Ellsberg compared the Administration's warrantless eavesdropping program to tactics used by the Nixon Administration after he leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press.
Nixon went so far as to break into his psychiatrist's office, using a dark unit known as the "plumbers."