Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg said Monday on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell that the war in Afghanistan is virtually a replay of the war in Vietnam.

Ellsberg is credited with leaking the so-called Pentagon Papers to the New York Times in 1969, which revealed that the government had lied about the progress of the Vietnam war, among other things.

Reiterating views expressed on CNN, he said all the crimes President Nixon had committed against him were now legal thanks to the PATRIOT Act.

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