Obama describes Petraeus as outstanding General

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Outgoing CIA Director David Petraeus
[FILE PHOTO: Darren Livingston] 
Washington: United States President Barack Obama has praised outgoing CIA Director David Petraeus.

In a written statement issued to the press, Obama called Petraeus as “one of the outstanding Generals” of his time.

“By any measure, he was one of the outstanding General officers of his generation, helping our military adapt to new challenges, and leading our men and women in uniform through a remarkable period of service in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he helped our nation put those wars on a path to a responsible end,” the statement read.

The President further said, “As Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, he has continued to serve with characteristic intellectual rigor, dedication, and patriotism. Through his lifetime of service, Petraeus has made United Sates “safer and stronger.”

Notably, On November 9, 2012, General Petraeus resigned from his position as Director of the CIA, citing an “extramarital affair” that was purportedly discovered in the course of an FBI investigation.
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