Here is the full text of a letter ex-CIA Director David Petraeus sent to colleagues after he submitted his resignation to President Obama:
Central Intelligence Agency
9 November 2012
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 Nation’s 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 life’s 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
They are called KINGS: the king Petreaus legacy known the worldwide as the people no one could ever depend upon and always as KINGS portray themselves as "victims" of the same system they built and rule- So SIR here at FORT
LEAVENWORTH all of us innocent civilians just like in Iraq... salute you SIR. They want to rule your country for $$$.
CNN will believe anything this administration tells them...
What does that even mean in relation to this article?
Not only that, but they REPORT the ca-ca, too. Next they'll tell us the Easter Bunny is the one who drives the Sleigh for Santa while the Tooth Fairy tosses the gifts out to all the good little boys and girls.
We salute you lucky new queen as well sir: ambition is a quailty of free enterprise.
You claim moral high ground in the war on terror, bomb and kill innocents and then you have this type of guy calling the shots.
America is getting what it deserves one very slow, very subtle cut at a time.
There can be no peace and the US support for Israeli Human Rights violations ceases.
Did you miss the part where he said he quit??
That's a reason to resign from your job? As long as the affair wasn't with a subordinate, he shouldn't have to resign.
Affair = ability to be blackmailed = loss of security clearance
He obviously has higher standards that you.
He didn't have to resign, He is an Officer & Gentleman in the purest sense of the words.
How can you be blackmailed if it's public knowledge? You don't have to resign, you just have to not care whether it remains a secret. "Give me X or I'll tell on you?" + "I don't care; they've already been told" = Blackmail fail. So again, why resign when either way, you're telling everyone? It's not about blackmail.
Another one bites the dust,simply because he could'nt keep it in his pants. Did he honesty think he could get away with that in his position. Dumb! Dumb! Dumb!
A real shame, but a refreshing approach.
Hey folks. Don't be shocked. He's just like the rest of us.
Can anyone spell Benghazi? The coverup continues....
DONT FORGET HE'S A REPIGLICAN JUST LIKE YOU
The irrational obsession continues.
Benghazi, it is all you continue to blah about. Take the information that the Bush administration had prior to the attack on 9/11 with the same standards and you will be very quiet!
Coincidence this happened AFTER the election? I think not......I'm sure the White House knew this all along. What a joke.
Another conspiracy theorist. Funny that you are so sure, why not presume that Petraeus did the right thing not to distract the campaigns? Don't forget he is a republican.
Because of all of his accomplishments Petreaus is not allowed to be human? He made a mistake and while so many people would happily watch him fall on his sword, it should not be allowed. President Obama should have been allowed to make the call and not leave it for Petreaus to decide. The man did too much for his country to be taken out of the position he is in. We always lose the best people because of nonsense.
Can you say: "P A T S Y" ???????? It's in the dictionary right behind Benghazi.
Give a whole new meaning to his book "All In".
A lower standard of moral behavior for the Commander-in-Chief but a higher standard for his deputies. So acceptable when it was Clinton
I don't know why extramarital affairs should affect jobs. He's still doing his job just fine. Extramarital or not - this is his personal life, not affecting his work in any way.
He has higher standards, he worries that he will set a bad example. Something the younger generation doesn't give a crap about.
doesnt matter it is still a violation of the UCMJ which is military law...At least one branch of the govt takes their oath to hear right Bill c...hey just think now he can run for president on a democratic ticket his stock just went up in the D(umb) party
je, je may be a chinnessee woman, Obama is cleaning the White House against china imperio
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