Monday, May 18, 2009

Inside the CIA

Hear my interview with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern (Friday, May 15, 2009) by clicking here -- runtime 25:37

I had a blast guest hosting on Air America radio for the past month or so. Now that I'm back at Radio or Not full-time, in addition to talking about what's happening, I'll be sharing some of the best interviews I conducted there.

We'll start today with Ray McGovern. I spoke with Ray for a few moments the day after the "torture memos" were released, but with all the revelations about what our government did over the past eight years (under the guise of "keeping us safe"), I knew I had to have him back on for a more in-depth discussions.

Ray McGovern was an Army Infantry/Intelligence officer and then a CIA analyst for 27 years. He is co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).

I first learned of him after seeing him confront Donald Rumsfeld about why we were lied into war in Iraq.

Although VIPS doesn't have a website, Ray McGovern has written extensively on the wrongs of the Bush administration, and has offered some advice to our new president as well. Here are links to some of his pieces:

Memo to President Obama on Torture-- April 29, 2009 (Updated May 1, 2009)

Torture? Rudman to the Rescue -- May 6, 2009

Rumsfeld Redux: 'Ugly' Questions for Gen. Myers -- May 14, 2009

And you can hear my interview with Ray McGovern (Friday, May 15, 2009) by clicking here -- runtime 25:37