Petraeus cites an extramarital affair as the reason for his resignation. Wonder what the real reason was? Via MSN:
The CIA director said he was resigning because he had exercised “extremely poor judgment’ in conducting an extra-marital affair.
In a statement to the CIA workforce, Petraeus wrote, “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.”
“Dave’s decision to step down represents the loss of one of our nation’s most respected public servants,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a statement, according to Reuters. “From his long, illustrious Army career to his leadership at the helm of CIA, Dave has redefined what it means to serve and sacrifice for one’s country.”.
Obama accepted the resignation and said the general has “made our country safer and stronger,” according to the Associated Press.