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Daniel Ellsberg Thanks Edward Snowden For NSA Leaks

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The man who leaked the Pentagon Papers is praising Edward Snowden, saying he's "impressed" by the man who says he revealed secret National Security Agency surveillance programs.

"I'm very impressed by what I've heard in the last couple of hours including Snowden's own video here. I think he's done an enormous service, incalculable service," Daniel Ellsberg said Sunday night on CNN. "It can't be overestimated to this democracy. It gives us a chance, I think, from drawing back from the total surveillance state that we could say we're in process of becoming, I'm afraid we have become. That's what he's revealed."