Petraeus Apologizes for Affair

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 26:  Former CIA director and retired four-star general  General David Petraeus (C) gives a thumbs up after sharing a portion of a cake with armed sevices ROTC Hector Sandoval (R) before making his first public speech since resigning as CIA director at University of Southern California dinner for students Veterans and ROTC students on March 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  Petraeus is expected to apologize in his speech for the extramarital affair that ended his career.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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    Time to start the apology tour. Former CIA director David Petraeus told a Los Angeles veterans’ group on Tuesday that he “regrets” his extramarital affair that led to his resignation. “Needless to say, I join you keenly aware that I am regarded in a different light now than I was a year ago,” said Petraeus, speaking at a dinner honoring the Southern California ROTC. The retired four-star general had resigned in disgrace in November 2012 from his position at the helm of the CIA after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Petraeus received a standing ovation at Tuesday’s event, and he was allowed to cut the cake, an honor usually reserved for the highest-ranking member in the room.

    “I am regarded in a different light than I was a year ago.”
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