That’s the message I got from today’s interview with Ray McGovern. Things are fucked up and only massive public protests and civil disobedience can turn this nation around. Unfortunately, I think people are too busy just trying to survive themselves, with little energy left to help save the the USA.
McGovern spent 27 years at the CIA, working for nine CIA directors. Primarily a substantive analyst and briefer, he nonetheless served in all four of CIA’s main directorates and, during one of his postings abroad, helped manage a large covert action project. In January 2003, he co-founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).
I first learned of him when, in 2006, he publicly asked Donald Rumsfeld why he lied to the American people about WMD in Iraq. This morning, I played Keith Olbermann’s coverage of the incident as a reminder of who he is.
I’ve spoken with Ray before, but not since the Snowden revelations were published. His latest article, “Gen Hayden’s Glass House” prompted me to invite him back for an in-depth interview, as there’s so much nefarious stuff going on that we need to be aware of. So, please listen to our conversation and realize that the fate of this nation is in our hands.
As you may know, I moderated a question and answer session with Florida’s progressive candidate for governor, Sen Nan Rich last night. Now I’m convinced, more than ever, that Florida’s future depends on electing Nan Rich as our next governor. Check out the video from last night for yourself:
See what I mean?
Crooks and Liars‘ Susie Madrak filled in for John Amato today to tell us about a foul-mouthed, gun shooting right wing crazy police chief in a small Pennsylvania town, and to talk about the insane possibilities that President Obama might nominate Larry Summers to chair the Fed and NYC Police chief Ray Kelly to head the DHS.
As I said at the top, our future is in your hands. Please do something!