‘This is America’

“>Ironic, don’t you think? I know Ray McGovern, I’ve spoken with him. He’s a radical Catholic who used to work as a CIA analyst, and is now a peace activist:

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking. When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a C.I.A. analyst for 27 years, was wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt.

Blind-sided by security officers who pounced upon him, Mr. McGovern remarked, as he was hauled out the door, “So this is America?” Mr. McGovern is covered with bruises, lacerations and contusions inflicted in the assault.

10 thoughts on “‘This is America’

  1. Veterans for Peace t-shrt sales may soar!

    From the end of the Deborah Depre article at Moore’s blog:

    Mike Ferner, a Vietnam-era veteran, told Democracy Now! that he was arrested at the Jesse Brown V.A. Medical Center in Chicago for wearing a Veterans for Peace T-Shirt

    Vets for Peace t-shirts are available at: https://www.vfpstore.org/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=7

    I’d love to see details on the VA Medical Center in Chicago arrest…under whose administration? Ah ha —Ferner writes about on July 5, 2006, so it was under the Bush/Cheney administration.

  2. I was going to vote for Hillary for President – I carried around a Hillary lighter (I know, cheesy, but I thought it would be a great souvenir in years to come) for MONTHS proudly lighting it with a very loud CLICK every chance I got! I suggested to all my friends that, if she didn’t win, she should be appointed Secretary of State! I’m hoping that she had absolutely NOTHING to do with what the security people did here, and didn’t know how to react so just went on speaking? I’m TRYING to be reasonable, I just CANNOT FATHOM that she would intentionally gloss over an incident like this which is SO BLATANT as to be SICKENING!

  3. By her silence, Mrs. Clinton is complicit in this outrage. I expect better from our leadership.

  4. they are all the same. anyone who thinks Mrs. Clinton is somehow a better person or has more noble goals than Mr. Obama is fooling themselves.

    They are pigs. All of them pigs.

  5. Saw an excerpt of one of her propaganda lying self righteous talking head saying that Iran hurt its demonstrators.

    Mrs. Clinton, thy name is hypocrite.

  6. A hundred years ago women’s suffragists believed that if women began to participate in politics they would bring a higher standard of ethics and humanity to national and world affairs, especially to promote peace. Unfortunately we know know from observing people like Margaret Thatcher, Madeline Albright, Condi Rice, Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin that women can be just as much vicious, evil, bloodthirsty thugs as any man.

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