On Oct. 30th, at an event at the 92nd Street Y in NYC where Iraq “surge” Gen. David Petraeus and war party ideologues were speaking, Ray McGovern, the 74-year-old former CIA analyst who founded “Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity,” in 2002 to attempt to stop the Iraq invasion, was arrested and roughed up by New York PD officers after the Y officials called the police—before the event began—having told him his ticket would not be honored. 142 more words