A Dangerous Man

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern is, like Joseph Wilson, both in a position to know the whole truth and brave enough to tell it to anybody who'll listen.

On Sunday, McGovern spoke to a community group in Rochester, N.Y.:

The Bush administration lied to Congress to pave the way for war with Iraq, alleged a former CIA analyst who visited Rochester on Sunday. …

“Never have I seen such a cynically orchestrated campaign over a year and a half,’’ he said. “Only a few weeks ago did Bush admit that Iraq was not involved in any way with 9/11.” …

Somewhere in the White House, two "senior administration officials" are probably busy digging for dirt on Mrs. McGovern in the hopes of creating a damaging whisper campaign.

More on/from McGovern here, here and here.

Here's what I find most interesting about McGovern. Some of these former CIA guys settle in for a cushy job with Brookings or CNN — he's co-director of the Servant Leadership School — a "people's seminary" affiliated with the Church of the Saviour in Washington, D.C.

Short memory, must have a
When some faction says they, and they alone, are the Real, True Christians, you shouldn't take their word for it
Slightly different construct, same function
Smart people saying smart things (9.14)