Petraeus apologizes for affair, moves to mend image
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 01:01
March 27 - David Petraeus speaks publicly for the first time since stepping down from the CIA in November over an extra-marital affair. Sarah Sheffer reports.
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Former CIA Director David Petraeus breaks his silence.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) DAVID PETRAEUS ON HIS SITUATION SAYING:
"So, please allow me to begin my remarks for this evening with 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."
His appearance at an event honouring University of Southern California veterans and Reserve Officers' Training Corps students was his first public speech since the scandal that erupted in November.
The former general's talk mostly focused on the problems veterans face when returning from war.
The sex scandal involved Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, an Army reserve intelligence officer who is also married.
It was a stunning downfall for a revered military man who was seen as one of the top American leaders of his generation.
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