Friday, February 18, 2011

This Is Obama's America?

71 year-old Ray McGovern was forcibly removed from George Washington University where Hillary was giving a speech on how the protesters in Egypt were being mistreated by government officials.

McGovern's crime? The Military Veteran, a member of Veterans for Peace stood silently and turned his back on Mrs. Clinton. "According to Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, attorney with the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, 'For this peaceful expression of dissent, he ended up bruised, bloodied, arrested, and jailed'."

Sky Valley Chronicle

Four years earlier, McGovern, an anti-war activist, verbally confronted then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, asking him why he lied about WMD’s. As security approached McGovern, Rumsfeld stopped them and engaged the Veteran.

Of the different exchanges, McGovern says,
“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 dialogue.”

“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.”

Yes Mr. McGovern, Obama and the Democrats took control of the country and government.


Storm'n Norm'n said...

Thanks for posting this Lew...
I've been out of touch for a few days and trying to catch up. I don't suppose this made the national news...or at least I've not heard of it 'til now. Strange how Hillary can make speeches about other countries' treatment of dissenters and condemn dissention right here at home...stranger yet, is that Hillary's followers do absolutely nothing to condemn her for a double standard...


Ben said...

The double standard is the standard.