LOS ANGELES, CA – He had the world’s most deadly weapons in arm’s reach. But General David Petraeus didn’t need any of those to hurt himself. The former CIA director killed his career with his own “bare” hands. It goes back to that affair he had with the woman who co-wrote his biography.
Now, the Petraeus sex scandal comeback tour may be just gearing-up. On Tuesday he said he’s sorry.
“So 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,” he said to the crowd at an event sponsored by the University of Southern California, which has long-standing ties to the military.
The only thing remarkable about the Petraeus sorry speech is that it was tearless and wifeless. It was just a general admission.
“I know that I can never fully assuage the pain that I have inflicted on those closest to me,” he said.
Maybe the man who commanded American forces in Iraq and wrote the field manual for fighting insurgents is better at war than love. But we hope he can find some peace.