Sunday, 20 February 2011

Ray McGovern dragged out of Hillary Clinton "Freedom Speech"

Now that you've seen the video, do you want to know who's the man being dragged out of the room and why?

Raymond McGovern (born 1939) is a retired CIA officer turned political activist. McGovern was a Federal employee under seven U.S. presidents over 27 years, presenting the morning intelligence briefings at the White House for many of them.

After retirement, since the late 1990's, McGovern has been an outspoken commentator on intelligence-related issues.He was heavily critical of the government's handling of the Wen Ho Lee case in 2000.In 2002 he was publicly critical of President George W. Bush's use of government intelligence in the lead-up to the war in Iraq.

In 2003, together with other former CIA employees, McGovern founded the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity or VIPS. The organization is dedicated to analyzing and criticizing the use of intelligence, specifically relating to the War in Iraq.

In January 2006, McGovern began speaking out on behalf of the anti-war group Not in Our Name.

In May 2006, McGovern attended a speech by then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and, during the question-and-answer session, accused him of lying about Iraq prewar intelligence.

In a television interview with Tucker Carlson on MSNBC, McGovern said: "I‘ve been using the acronym O.I.L. for many — for two years now: O for oil; I for Israel; and L for logistics, logistics being the permanent — now we say “enduring” — military bases that the U.S. wants to keep in Iraq.

When asked on TVNZ whether Julian Assange was a hero or villain, he replied "Hero",[11] and has co-written an open letter of support for WikiLeaks and Assange.

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