Ray McGovern


Ray McGovern, member of Veterans For Peace and former senior analyst at the CIA, discusses his article “Gen. Keane Keen on Attacking Iran;” the US intelligence analysts who stuck to their guns on the 2007 and 2011 Iran NIE‘s, possibly preventing a war; internal division in the Bush administration on Iraq War strategy, with Rumsfeld and the Iraq Study Group (James Baker and Lee Hamilton) advocating drawdown, and Fred Kagan and Gen. Keane promoting a surge; and the changing of the guard in 2007, as the ambitious Gen. Petraeus displaced Generals Casey and Abizaid.

MP3 here. (19:54)

Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the John F. Kennedy administration to that of George H. W. Bush. His articles appear on Consortium News and Antiwar.com.


4 thoughts on “Ray McGovern”

  1. A war with Iran will have one advantage: How can the Pentagon then justify the missiles in Bulgaria,Romania and Poland ? A nuclear missile threat from North Korea? Even if the Europeans are idiots, they forget that the Russians aren´t idiots. Without a war with Iran they´ll deploy Launch On Warning by 2014. Bloody fools in the Pentagon !

  2. I left commnents about the war or soon to be war in Pakistan but none showed up and its been at least 6 hours.But anyway the US keeps trying to make Pskistan and Iran look bad so they can get the Americans support.But the fact is they are claims with no proff and by now American civilians I hope are not going to fall for there governments lies.Like the fact that most likely the killing of Bin Laden is a lie.The powers in the US now without a body most of the world would question if they are being told the truth so there is now way in my opinion that they killed Bin Laden at least not in Pakistan.Madam Albright said he has been on ice since before the secound election of the war criminal Bush JR.But because the election was going to be won they kept the body for a better time and what better time than when the public is against the wars and the American money is loosing value.Also To try and make Pakistan look bad for what seems to be another illegal war they are getting ready for and are just hopeing for public support.I hope the Americans don't fall for the lies just look at the so called pictures that they said were Bin Laden and when caught lieing admited it was a fake.

  3. Things that are worth it are not easy just the opposit they are harder than most thing many have experienced but your lives and freedom depend on it along with the children.

  4. Our 86 Congressman and women are going to Israel for the break….The tail sure does wag the tail huh?…ariel sharon would be proud!

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