CIA director Petraeus Stands Down Over Affair:
statement, Mr Petraeus said he had submitted his resignation to
President Barack Obama, and that he had shown "extremely poor
judgment". He said: "Such behaviour is unacceptable... as the
leader of an organisation such as ours".
Petraeus Resignation Letter
Published: November 9, 2012 "New
- The following message was released to the CIA workforce
Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the
President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my
position as D/CIA. After being married for over 37 years, I
showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital
affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as
the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the
President graciously accepted my resignation.
As I depart Langley, I want you to know that it has been the
greatest of privileges to have served with you, the officers of
our Nationís Silent Service, a work force that is truly
exceptional in every regard. Indeed, you did extraordinary work
on a host of critical missions during my time as director, and I
am deeply grateful to you for that.
Teddy Roosevelt once observed that lifeís greatest gift is the
opportunity to work hard at work worth doing. I will always
treasure my opportunity to have done that with you and I will
always regret the circumstances that brought that work with you
to an end.
Thank you for your extraordinary service to our country, and
best wishes for continued success in the important endeavors
that lie ahead for our country and our Agency.
With admiration and appreciation,
David H. Petraeus
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