Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern is recovering from what he described as a brutal arrest by New York City police after he tried to attend a speech by former CIA director and retired Army General David Petraeus. McGovern says he had a ticket to the event late last week, but was told by security at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan that he was “not welcome.” He told RT he was already suffering from an injured shoulder and police caused him to scream in pain as they tried to force his wrist behind his back. McGovern was held overnight in a jail cell and did not get to ask Petraeus the question he had planned.
Ray McGovern: “When you advertise a Q&A, as the 92nd Street Y did, then you risk having somebody ask real questions, and that’s what I intended to do, not to get into a debate with him, but just to ask, 'Now, David Petraeus, have you no shame? Have you no shame in advertising your successes, when Iraq is a disaster area and Afghanistan is soon to be the same?'”