In what can be described as the epitome of irony, ex-CIA senior analyst Ray McGovern was beaten, bloodied and arrested as he stood in silent protest at a speech by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week.
The topic of Mrs. Clinton's speech? Why freedom of expression of course!!
Here is a video interview with McGover, post attack and with bruises to show, with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now:
What's shocking is that Mr. McGovern is not a nobody in political circles. Here is an excerpt from his Wikipedia profile:
However, McGovern also has a conscience:
This man should be honoured for his service, consulted with because of his experience and respected for his opinions. He should be put on a pedestal!
It's a shame that's not the case.