Skip to comments.Rumsfeld's heckler, Rep. Kennedy, and more.( The story behind Ray McGovern.)
Posted on 05/08/2006 7:46:08 PM PDT by Kaslin
The story line was compelling: A face-off between a beleaguered secretary of defense and a brave former intelligence professional. "Rumsfeld Heckled by Former CIA Analyst" blared the headline on the ABC News website. The AP reported that a "former CIA analyst, Ray McGovern, asked [Donald Rumsfeld], 'Why did you lie to get us into a war that caused these kind of casualties and was not necessary?'" When we Nexised "Ray McGovern and Rumsfeld" last Friday, the day after their confrontation during Rumsfeld's appearance in Atlanta, 50 stories turned up.
What all but one failed to report was the relevant fact that McGovern is not simply a veteran of the CIA but a hard-left conspiracy theorist who blames the Iraq war on "O.I.L." As McGovern that night told MSNBC's Tucker Carlson, the only member of the mainstream media with the elementary curiosity to broach the subject, O stands "for oil; I for Israel; and L for logistics, logistics being the permanent . . . military bases that the U.S. wants to keep in Iraq."
McGovern's extremism on the subject is no secret. He was the star witness in June 2005 at a mock impeachment hearing organized in the basement of the Capitol by John Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. As Dana Milbank reported at that time in the Washington Post, McGovern "declared that the United States went to war in Iraq for oil, Israel and military bases craved by adminis,tration 'neocons' so 'the United States and Israel could dominate that part of the world.' He said that Israel should not be considered an ally and that Bush was doing the bidding of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. 'Israel is not allowed to be brought up in polite conversation,' McGovern said. 'The last time I did this, the previous director of Central Intelligence called me anti-Semitic.'"
Milbank further reported that "at Democratic headquarters, where an overflow crowd watched the hearing on television, activists handed out documents repeating two accusations--that an Israeli company had warning of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and that there was an 'insider trading scam' on 9/11--that previously has been used to suggest Israel was behind the attacks."
It was all too much for Democratic party chairman Howard Dean, who the following day joined the unnamed previous director of Central Intelligence in his low opinion of McGovern: "As for any inferences that the United States went to war so Israel could 'dominate' the Middle East or that Israel was in any way behind the horrific September 11th attacks on America," Dean pronounced, "let me say unequivocally that such statements are nothing but vile, anti-Semitic rhetoric."
In January, McGovern popped up again, this time as front man for an exceedingly unsavory group called Not In Our Name. According to the group's press release, McGovern served war crimes "indictments" from a "people's tribunal" on the Bush White House. Not In Our Name is a coalition formed in 2002 by the likes of the Maoist Revolutionary Communist party. It is commonly referred to as anti-war, but it's no such thing. Some of its constituent groups profess a deep belief in revolutionary violence--which is to say, they are pro-war, they just want the United States to lose.
The moral of the "Rumsfeld heckler" story is clear. So long as someone is trashing the Bush administration's Iraq policies, most journalists these days will happily sanitize the critic's unseemly views. As long as Cindy Sheehan was an attractive club to swing against the Bush White House last summer, she was portrayed simply as a grieving mother who had lost her son in Iraq. Which she was, but she was also, rather like McGovern, an enthusiast for the violent left who called Bush a "lying bastard," said that "this country is not worth dying for," and called the Islamist insurgents in Iraq "freedom fighters."
Rumors that McGovern will be lecturing on the Israel lobby at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government this fall appear to be unfounded.
Too much of a whacko even for the looney leftists at the Kennedy School of Govt?
"'The last time I did this, the previous director of Central Intelligence called me anti-Semitic.'"
Would a sane person admit that? LOL
Dean says something I agree with??? Well, even a blind pig finds an nut once in a while.
http://www.rwor.org/ [Revolutionary Communist Party website]
Bob Avakian is to Communism what David Koresh was to Christianity, a cult leader.
And Ray McGovern is RCP's Clark Kissinger's towel boy, front man for the RCP front groups with a CIA pedigree.
Don't expect an old fool like Bob Schieffer to ever wake up long enough to notice these things about a well known left wing wacko around DC. The are the last to understand to they are irrelevant, that they do not fulfill the "mission" that journalists claim to fulfill, keeping us informed of what we need to know.
In fact they are cocktail party gossips with a TV show where they can "dish". They no longer serve a useful purpose.
Go to the Sweetness & Light website and search for McGoverns name. They have some great work there on the connections between McGovern - Plame - Mary McCarthy - Dana Priest - Joe Wilson - Larry Johnson - et al. The rats nest needs some napalm. I mean, how exactly does anybody not call this guy a traitor?? He and his pinko buddies formed a group which calls for current intelligence agency personnel to leak classified information to the freakin' media!!! How much clearer can you make it that you want the U.S. destroyed?
Saw this posted on another site, so I can't take credit. I think it's fitting though.
Does having the last name of McGovern mean you have to be a loon?
The left sure does love their moonbats, a la Sheehan and this guy.
The CIA is paid for with taxpayer dollars.
This maggot is another example of government waste of taxpayers' dollars.
Rummy was my boss when I worked at Searle, sort of. I was further down the pole than management.
All are greatly admired by the MSM (or in the MSM), too
Yeah he's my boss, but as for me I'm pretty much the base of the flagpole. And still...
Here is Dana Milbank's WashPost article:
I think you've answered your own question.
I agree with you.
You know, you're right, he IS a maggot; and his little dogs, too.
Personally, I admire him greatly. It takes a real self actualized man to ignore the constant assault by rabid lickspittlists in the media and democrap party and lead onward for the good of US all. Is he perfect? Hardly, but he is head and shoulders above anything that slithered around during the previous eigh years.
Thanks for the post. Another example of a Democratic Crime Syndicate operative.
Thanks for outing your enablers Ray, you POS slimebag.
I personally think SecDef Rumsfeld will be judged by history as one of our greatest, if not the greatest Secretary of Defense ever.
I admire him as well. I would be willing to bet he IS a tough person to work for, but I have found people who manage to be everyone's friend often achieve little of substance.
He sounds like the kind of person who will listen to an argument contrary to his opinion, but you better have your ducks in a row or he's going to be pissed that your are wasting his time.
Well noted. Don't forget another anti-Semitic soul brother: columnist Charley Reese (McGovern).
First she had democrat hack and dick morris clone, john delano on, and while they both, lynn and john delano's conversation could be called political radio phone sex, john delano did state emnphatically that no one should count Santorum out. Lynnie had her "aack" moment, but Delano was not ruling out a Santorum victory. Then lynnie brought in the groundwork of a 'diebold conspiracy", following the NYT and Wash Compost.
Now she has Ray McGovern on, and the interview is funny as hell. McGovern talks in this whispering voice, like he is an alley doing CIA work. It is funny as hell, and of course Lynnie, is making it as "serious" as hell. McGovern gave praise to keith olberman also.