No matter who runs or becomes president, they are liable to have ethical skeletons, and in the end run US over and their promises. The US has/had a token blackish president to give the appearance of a break in the white patriarchy that is government in the US. It appears to be on the decline as more women and people of color enter politics, but once entered it seems they tow the line regardless. Now we need a token woman, but of course no end to the white male capitalist elite that ultimately pull the strings. In looking through old items to post here I recalled Hillary’s bs with Ray McGovern, and as far as know she has not apologized. The irony of her words and stoic coldness has to be seen to be believed. What would an apology have done anyway, as her actions and words spoke hypocrisy. What’s new in government?
interview and video: Ex-CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Beaten, Arrested for Silent Protest at Clinton Speech
Ray McGovern on Hillary:
When Clinton started talking about how people beat up and arrested people in Iran, it gave some poetic justice, a great irony, to my standing there and what happened to me then, when she’s talking about what happened in other countries and there I am being handled in a vicious way…God knows what would happen next. Maybe some senior would ask her questions [she doesn’t take questions]. As bad as Donald Rumsfeld was, he let me speak. He let me speak and engaged me in dialog.
At the same [Rumsfeld] speech, there was a courageous guy who stood with his back to Rumsfeld the entire speech. They left him completely alone and he walked out at the end, unbothered. Four years later, things have changed.
Hillary is the driving force, together with a few others, behind the wars in Afghanistan. She’s one of the big hawks in Iran. When I look at her and her husband that they don’t know the first thing about war. I do and so do my fellow Veterans for Peace. I have to make clear that we Veterans for Peace think that her policies are an abomination to the nation, that they are at cross purposes to the country and not everybody should applaud and give her the idea that she’s doing the right thing.
I knew that Hillary knew, at the beginning of the war, that Hillary knew how things would go. There was a young lady who was working as Hillary Clinton’s personal staff chief, when she was a senator in 2002 and 2003, was in a class I taught in DC and I’d ask her to give her boss articles I wrote. And she did give them to her. So I know that. She made a political calculation that she needed to be strong because she was a woman even though she knew from us that the unintended consequences would be catastrophic. She knew all that and made that calculation.
The height of irony, of course, is that was her tragic flaw that let Obama beat her. She supported the war and Obama didn’t. She is the height of hypocrisy. When people die because we have hypocrites at the top of our government, that compels me to make a statement in whatever way I can. It was not the theme of her speech that I was protesting. It was her war policies and support of Mubarak.