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In Benghazi testimony, Petraeus says al Qaeda role known early

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus talks next to U.S. President Barack Obama at an event in the East Room of the White House in this April 28, 2011 file photo during Obama's announcement that then CIA Director Leon Panetta would be nominated as Secretary of Defense. Former CIA Director Petraeus will testify November 16, 2012 on Capitol Hill about the recent attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, but is also expected to be asked about his resignation last week over an extramarital affair. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus talks next to U.S. President Barack Obama at an event in the East Room of the White House in this April 28, 2011 file photo during Obama's announcement that then CIA Director Leon Panetta would be nominated as Secretary...more

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus talks next to U.S. President Barack Obama at an event in the East Room of the White House in this April 28, 2011 file photo during Obama's announcement that then CIA Director Leon Panetta would be nominated as Secretary of Defense. Former CIA Director Petraeus will testify November 16, 2012 on Capitol Hill about the recent attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, but is also expected to be asked about his resignation last week over an extramarital affair. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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Then U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus talks at an event in the East Room of the White House in this April 28, 2011 file photo during U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement that then CIA Director Leon Panetta would be nominated as Secretary of Defense. Former CIA Director Petraeus will testify November 16, 2012 on Capitol Hill about the recent attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, but is also expected to be asked about his resignation last week over an extramarital affair. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus talks at an event in the East Room of the White House in this April 28, 2011 file photo during U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement that then CIA Director Leon Panetta would be nominated as Secretary of...more

Then U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus talks at an event in the East Room of the White House in this April 28, 2011 file photo during U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement that then CIA Director Leon Panetta would be nominated as Secretary of Defense. Former CIA Director Petraeus will testify November 16, 2012 on Capitol Hill about the recent attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, but is also expected to be asked about his resignation last week over an extramarital affair. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) talks to the media after former CIA Director David Petraeus testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee closed hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 16, 2012. Petraeus testified Friday on Capitol Hill about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, but also is expected to be asked about his resignation last week over an extramarital affair. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) talks to the media after former CIA Director David Petraeus testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee closed hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 16, 2012. Petraeus testified Friday on Capitol Hill about the...more

Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) talks to the media after former CIA Director David Petraeus testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee closed hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 16, 2012. Petraeus testified Friday on Capitol Hill about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, but also is expected to be asked about his resignation last week over an extramarital affair. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) leaves after former CIA Director David Petraeus testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee closed hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 16, 2012. Petraeus testified Friday on Capitol Hill about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, but also is expected to be asked about his resignation last week over an extramarital affair. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) leaves after former CIA Director David Petraeus testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee closed hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 16, 2012. Petraeus testified Friday on Capitol Hill about the attack on the...more

Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) leaves after former CIA Director David Petraeus testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee closed hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 16, 2012. Petraeus testified Friday on Capitol Hill about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, but also is expected to be asked about his resignation last week over an extramarital affair. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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Senator Bill Nelson (R-FL) talks to the media after former CIA Director David Petraeus testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee closed hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 16, 2012. Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified Friday on Capitol Hill about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, but also is expected to be asked about his resignation last week over an extramarital affair. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Senator Bill Nelson (R-FL) talks to the media after former CIA Director David Petraeus testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee closed hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 16, 2012. Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified Friday...more

Senator Bill Nelson (R-FL) talks to the media after former CIA Director David Petraeus testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee closed hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 16, 2012. Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified Friday on Capitol Hill about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, but also is expected to be asked about his resignation last week over an extramarital affair. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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