Scott Horton Interviews Ray McGovern

Scott Horton, August 16, 2008

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Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, discusses his new open letter to Colin Powell, he and Powell’s similar backgrounds growing up in the Bronx and time spent working together in the White House in the 1980s, the withholding of the Sabri and Habbush no-WMD intelligence before the Iraq war from Powell and other leading figures in the Bush cabinet, the necessity of a Congressional investigation and a Powell’s testimony about what really happened, Rep. John Conyers duty as chair of the judiciary committee, Bush’s trip to CIA headquarters on Thursday and the Bush family tradition of pardoning their loyal underlings for crimes committed at their direction.

MP3 here. (25:02)

Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years – from the John F. Kennedy administration to that of George H. W. Bush and is a co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.

10 Responses to “Ray McGovern”

  1. Dear Ray,

    27 years in “intelligence” work and you are wondering why no one in the government will investigate Powell and the lies that were told to get America into Iraq? There are no more Boy Scouts in DC and there haven’t been for quite some time. They all operate under the “sticks and stones” principle and know that words will never hurt them…

  2. What part of the Bronx did McGovern grow up in? Anyone know? Thanks

  3. see:

    A long download but worth a look.

  4. powell two years older than mcgovern? goodness gracious, work in the CIA must age you prematurely – mcgovern looks ages older than powell.

  5. Black people don’t age the same (the don’t work!)
    yes that IS a joke, just watched Lisa Lampanelli. (ok, way off topic)

  6. Not funny, 1984.

  7. fyi, Ray has cancer. That may account for his rather haggard look.

  8. I had a feeling something was up, I hope its not serious a case and that he recovers well regardless.

    His interviews are always very succinct, loaded with facts and references, yet he manages to fit in comical impressions a-la Gore Vidal (minus the vitriol).

    Many more years to you Ray, and to us all.

  9. I am happy to report that Ray’s cancer is in remission – no where to be found in his body. Hooray!

    1984: This ain’t comedy central.

  10. 1984,

    Don’t sweat these guys/gals. A little good comedy never hurt anyone.

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