Stories by Ray McGovern

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Posted on: Dec 4, 2011, Source: Consortium News

A retired top CIA analyst ponders if he could be arrested and held under the Senate's new military detention policy.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2011, Source: Consortium News

Apologists for Israel’s right-wing Likud government are heaping scorn on the activists trying to highlight the illegal blockade of Gaza.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.'"

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.

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.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2010, Source: Consortium News

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas broke through the terrorism boilerplate by asking "why."

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.

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."

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2008, Source: Consortium News

The path to impeachment is clear. Democrats just need to show a little courage.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2007, Source:

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?

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.

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.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2006, Source:

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2005, Source:

Recent revelations of CIA-run secret prisons abroad has put the issue of torture front and center once again.