The Corner

Those Risen/Priest Pulitzers

Bill Bennett’s not letting them drop. Today on his radio show he quoted Harry Blackmun (yes, Harry Blackmun) from “Pentagon Papers” days (and his dissent): “I hope that damage has not already been done. If, however, damage has been done, and if, with the Court’s action today, these newspapers proceed to publish the critical documents and there results therefrom ‘the death of soldiers, the destruction of alliances, the greatly increased difficulty of negotiation with our enemies, the inability of our diplomats to negotiate,’ to which list I might add the factors of prolongation of the war and of further delay in the freeing of United States prisoners, then the Nation’s people will know where the responsibility for these sad consequences rests.”

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