Ray McGovern reflects on the ways America’s foreign policy and national security state have changed since his time in the CIA. In particular, he warns that Michael Morell, one of Joe Biden’s top picks to head the CIA, is categorically unqualified to do so based on his record in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq and as an apologist for torture during the early years of the war on terror. In general, says McGovern, Biden’s people conform far too much to the worst of the modern foreign policy establishment: aggressively committed to promoting Israel’s interests in the Middle East, unwilling to end any of the wasteful and unjust foreign wars and far too eager to gin up tensions with Russia and China, the two countries with which it is most important that the U.S. have peaceful relations in the coming decades.
Discussed on the show:
- “RAY McGOVERN: Why Michael Morell Cannot Be CIA Director” (Consortium News)
- The Putin Interviews
- Downing Street memo
- “Our Work with the DNC: Setting the record straight” (CrowdStrike)
- Scott Horton: “I’m Here for My Bill of Goods” (Antiwar.com)
Ray McGovern is the co-creator of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and the former chief of the CIA’s Soviet analysts division. Read all of his work at his website: raymcgovern.com.
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