Now he did introduce a great deal of information to the public about this subject, but by no means everything he knew.
Do you see what I'm saying, Boon?
I do see what you are saying, just as I saw what you were saying when you brought up this speculative article in the past. What did Sagan purportedly say exactly?
"But Dr. Carl Sagan, adviser on Extra-Terrestrial life for the Armed Services, said we must assume that they have bases on the other said of the Moon," said Pierce.
What we have here is someone telling us that someone else told them that Sagan supposedly said this. I'm sure you've played the game "telephone" before, or at the very least heard of it. As such it is easy to understand how and why this cannot be considered a reliable quotation of what Sagan originally said. Even if it were reliable, what could we extract from such a comment? That he suggested the military should assume ET has bases on the far side of the moon? Okay, so what? From a defense standpoint, it would only be prudent to prepare for the possibility of such a case, especially in those early days when the UFO phenomena was such a high defense concern at the start of the Cold War.
To make an honest assessment of this narrative, we should compare it with things that we know for a fact were said by Carl Sagan. We know for a fact that he was a firm believer in the likelihood of extra terrestrial life. We know for a fact that such study was of great interest to him. We also know for a fact that he was highly skeptical of the claims made by UFOlogy. It seems to me that it would follow from this that the quote of a quote of a quote in that article could easily have been taken out of context and/or slightly mis-worded in the retelling.
Do you see what I'm saying?