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Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern is co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.
America's Response to the Gaza Flotilla Brings Shame on the Founders
Posted on: Jul 3, 2011, Source: Consortium News
Indignities experienced by the crew of the American boat to Gaza show the administration should not claim lineage to the Americans who declared independence 235 years ago.
All the Reasons Petraeaus Should Not Head the CIA
Posted on: Apr 28, 2011, Source: Consortium News
The core problem of Petraeus as CIA director is that his reputation is inextricably tied to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. How can he be objective?
George Bush Can't Travel Overseas for Fear of Arrest and Prosecution
Posted on: Feb 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Doomed to become America’s first better-stay-at-home former president, Bush can still take consolation in getting scarce tickets to the SuperBowl.
The Futility of War Is Why I Joined Hundreds of Activists to Risk Arrest at the White House
Posted on: Dec 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet
The corporate media provides ample coverage of Tea Partiers protesting Obama from the Right, but didn't mention the arrests of 135 peace activists protesting the wars last week.
How Many Lives Will WikiLeaks Save?
Posted on: Aug 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet
As long as there's been war, American officials have fought against transparency. Could organizations like WikiLeaks finally turn the tables?
In Support of Imprisoned Wikileaks Whistleblower Pvt. Bradley Manning
Posted on: Aug 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Ray McGovern at Quantico rally in support of Manning -- "We are here to say thank you and to tell Bradley Manning, loud and clear, 'You are not alone. You are not alone.'"
WikiLeaks Bombshell Docs Paint Afghan War as Utter Disaster -- Will We Finally Stop Throwing Money and Lives at This Catastrophe?
Posted on: Jul 26, 2010, Source: Consortium News
There's clear proof the war in Afghanistan is a complete failure -- we must demand an immediate exit.
Israel & Associates Lose a Big One on Iran
Posted on: May 19, 2010, Source: Consortium News
Turkey and Brazil ignore U.S. warnings and press ahead with diplomacy to head off a possible new war, this one over Iran.
Getting to the Bottom of Why "They" Want to Hurt Us
Posted on: Jan 17, 2010, Source: Consortium News
Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas broke through the terrorism boilerplate by asking "why."
NYC 9/11 Trial Will Shine the Lights on the Roots of Terrorism
Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source: Consortium News
As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other alleged 9/11 conspirators go to trial, the corporate media's embargo on the truth about the Bush years will be under great strain.
Why a "Gang of Seven" Former CIA Directors Are Trying to Block Holder's Torture Investigation
Posted on: Sep 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Seven former CIA directors are asking Obama to "reverse Attorney General Holder's August 24 decision to re-open the criminal investigation of CIA interrogations."
Cowardice Among 'Christian' Leaders: Why the Churches Are Largely Mum on Torture
Posted on: Jul 31, 2009, Source: Consortium News
Who but the cowardly crew leading the "Christian" churches can be held responsible for the fact that many of their flock believe in torture?
Could Dick Cheney Go to Prison?
Posted on: Jul 17, 2009, Source: Consortium News
Cheney seems to fear that if our system of justice works, he could be in for some serious, uncommuted jail time.
Torture Has Not Ended Under Obama; What Are We Going to Do About It?
Posted on: Jun 24, 2009, Source: San Jose Mercury News
Meanwhile, a recent Pew survey shows that a majority of Americans who go to church regularly believe torture can be justified.
I Would Likely Be Dead by Now if it Wasn't for One Thing ... Health Insurance
Posted on: Jun 19, 2009, Source: Consortium News
My own medical emergencies have made me more conscious of the scandal in our country when it comes to health care.
Say What? Cheney: Support for Israel Feeds Terrorism
Posted on: May 22, 2009, Source: Consortium News
Will Cheney fire his speechwriter? He clearly stated that U.S. support for Israel is one of the "true sources of resentment" for terrorists.
Life After Torture: Righteousness Can Still Overcome Evil to Achieve Justice for Bush Crimes
Posted on: Apr 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The stay-out-of-jail pass given to the perpetrators of accumulated evil under Bush is bound to expire.
Robert Gates Is Pandering to Obama to Keep His Pentagon Gig
Posted on: Nov 23, 2008, Source: Consortium News
Obama needs a defense secretary with the courage to speak out and halt the lunacy of more war, not a yes-man Bush holdover.
Bomb Iran? What's to Stop Bush?
Posted on: Jun 19, 2008, Source: Consortium News
It's crazy, but it's coming soon. The armed forces are working out details. Impeachment may be the only way to stop it.
Pope Ignores the War, Gets Free Pass on Sex Abuse
Posted on: Apr 22, 2008, Source: Consortium News
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in the U.S. last week against a macabre backdrop featuring reports of torture, execution and war. He chose not to notice.
PBS's Frontline: Too Timid, Too Little, Too Late on Iraq
Posted on: Mar 27, 2008, Source: Consortium News
Frontline's "Bush's War" series verged on infotainment, bereft of substantive discussion of one of the most disastrous policy blunders in US history.
Cheney Impeachment Not Off the Table
Posted on: Mar 20, 2008, Source: Consortium News
The path to impeachment is clear. Democrats just need to show a little courage.
Intelligence Lessons From Vietnam and Iraq
Posted on: Jan 27, 2008, Source: Consortium News
How can our president speak so glibly about 10 more years in Iraq? Doesn't he know anything about Vietnam?
Creeping Fascism: From Nazi Germany to Post 9/11 America
Posted on: Dec 28, 2007, Source: Consortium News
Americans today are seeing the same sheepish submissiveness that characterized Germany after the burning of the Reichstag.
Destruction of CIA Tapes Can't Hide Barbaric U.S. Torture Methods
Posted on: Dec 12, 2007, Source: Consortium News
The Bush administration reeks of war crimes. It's time to stop brutal forms of torture dating back to the Spanish Inquisition.
Intel Report Reveals Bush and Cheney's Iran Warnings as Fraudulent
Posted on: Dec 3, 2007, Source: Consortium News
A new intelligence assessment that Iran's nuclear weapons program halted in 2003 utterly contradicts the dire claims made by the war-mongering White House.
Attacking Iran for Israel?
Posted on: Oct 31, 2007, Source: Consortium News
With 200-300 nuclear weapons in their arsenal, Israelis enjoy a nuclear monopoly in the Middle East. They mean to keep it that way, and they want the U.S. to help.
The "Hidden Day" Israel Deliberately Attacked American Ship, Killing 34
Posted on: Oct 9, 2007, Source: Consortium News
For 40 years, intelligence analysts have kept this knowledge secret, a testament to our country's widespread fear of the Israel lobby.
Do We Have the Courage to Stop War with Iran?
Posted on: Sep 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Witnessing the build-up to an unprovoked attack on Iran is like watching a train crash in slow motion. But it can be stopped -- if we do something about it.
Are Bush & Co. Gearing Up to Attack Iran?
Posted on: Aug 22, 2007, Source: AlterNet
A former CIA analyst estimates the chances of an attack on Iran and shows that the mainstream media is already cheering it on.
How Long Until Iran Gets the Bomb? No One Has a Clue
Posted on: Mar 4, 2007, Source: BuzzFlash
The U.S. intelligence community's performance in "assessing" Iran's progress toward a nuclear capability does not inspire confidence.
Can We Let Intelligence Officials Lie Without Punishment?
Posted on: Jan 5, 2007, Source: TomPaine.com
If we want to really honor the sacrifices of our troops, we must hold accountable the officials whose lies helped bring about the war. If we don't, what will stop them from lying again?
Bush's Fiascos in Iraq
Posted on: Aug 6, 2006, Source: BuzzFlash
The White House and Fox News Channel are still trying to convince us that things are going just fine in Iraq.
Stick Your Neck Out, America!
Posted on: Jun 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Americans, for the most part, are blissfully unaware of our own power -- even as the claws of fascism creep steadily closer.
Mary McCarthy's Tough Choice
Posted on: Apr 24, 2006, Source: TomPaine.com
With officials refusing to fulfill their oversight duties, the CIA officer was likely forced to choose between a silence she would regret and being punished for speaking out.
Will the Whistles Blow Before We Attack Iran?
Posted on: Feb 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet
We need a whistle-blower with the courage to speak out loudly, and <i>early</i> enough to prevent the Bush administration from getting us into another unnecessary war.
Dick Cheney's Last Throes
Posted on: Dec 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet
Cheney, whose unbridled chutzpah has led him to take credit for being the intellectual author of U.S. policy on torture, has become such a glaring liability that his tenure may be short-lived.
The Torture Test
Posted on: Nov 6, 2005, Source: TomPaine.com
Recent revelations of CIA-run secret prisons abroad has put the issue of torture front and center once again.
A Long Overdue Frog-March
Posted on: Oct 20, 2005, Source: BuzzFlash
Unless Bush fires prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald -- a distinct possibility -- we are likely to see senior administration officials led out of the White House to be booked for the Plame affair.
Goodbye To Intelligence
Posted on: May 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet
If John Bolton is confirmed, honest intelligence analysts may flee the fallout.
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