Petraeus Makes First Speech Since Resigning From CIA Over Affair — Glen Walker Reports
“Needless to say, I join you keenly aware that I am regarded in a different light now than I was a year ago. I am also keenly aware that the reason for my recent journey was my own doing. So please allow me to begin my remarks this evening by reiterating how deeply I regret and apologize for the circumstances that led me to resign from the CIA and caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters.”
Just days day after President Obama was reelected, Petraeus resigned his post as director of CIA.
A FBI investigation uncovered an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, who sent another woman, Tampa socialite Jill Kelly emails that Kelly viewed as threatening.
Petraeus, the retired a 4 star general, who led military operations in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will acknowledge tonight that,
“There is often a view that, because an individual was a great soldier, he or she will naturally do well in, and transition effortlessly to the civilian world. In reality, the transition from military service to civilian pursuits often is quite challenging.”
Since his resignation, Petraeus has spent a lot of time with his family, and exploring opportunities in the private sector. As Petraeus will tell his audience:
“Life doesn’t stop with such a mistake, it can and must go on.”
— Glen Walker, KTLA News