Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern says the American people do not understand what's really going on in the country because the media deceives them.
"The basic problem with the U.S. political scene has to do with the media. Most Americans do not understand what's really going on because they have far too little chance to hear or read about it and so, they are deceived into thinking that the United States is as our president has said the one indispensable country. Now the opposite of indispensable is dispensable," McGovern said in a phone interview with Press TV's U.S. Desk on Tuesday.
"When the president says something like that, it' so effective, he is ruling out other countries as equals. Now most Americans feel that that's a patriotic or nationalistic thing to feel that our country is first among all the others but not necessarily so," he added.
He also described the U.S. as an empire under the "Bush and Obama regimes" as the present U.S. leadership wishes to "continue to dominate as much of the world as it can."
The former analyst said that Americans have to choose between just two candidates, who have "the same vision really and the same policy."