David Petraeus

David Petraeus Apologizes for Affair

Had to resign from the CIA as a result

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Retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus made one of his first public appearances since November and issued a blunt apology for his part in a scandalous affair that brought down his career.

"Please allow me to begin my remarks this evening by reiterating how deeply I regret and apologize for the circumstances that led to my resignation from the CIA and caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters," Gen. Petraeus said, to a California crowd gathered to honor the military, CNN reported. "I am also keenly aware that the reason for my recent journey was my own doing."

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