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They Spied on Dr. King, Too

01/04/2006 12:21 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Since W & Dick keep lying about their spying, I thought it might be helpful to remind us of the abuses of a previous generation of domestic lawbreakers and spies. Among many other crimes and abuses, they spied on Dr. King, probably the greatest American of my life span.
Thanks to a posting by Paul Wolf of the Church Committee Intelligence Report, here's the whole sordid story.
Dr. King's birthday holiday is coming up. Our children should be reminded that the powers-that-were also tried to ruin him, cut off his finances, incite a divorce, badmouth him to his allies, spread false rumors about him, even prevent him from meeting with the Pope--and then somebody assassinated him (and the explanation for that still doesn't add up to me; nor has liberalism fully recovered since.)
Food for thought, now that thousands and thousands of Americans are being spied on again...