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John McCain releases statement on Petraeus resignation

Sen. John McCain released the following statement on Friday after CIA Director David Petraeus resigned as the result of an extramarital affair.

It has not been altered in any way.

“General David Petraeus will stand in the ranks of America’s greatest military heroes. His inspirational leadership and his genius were directly responsible – after years of failure – for the success of the surge in Iraq. General Petraeus has devoted his life to serving the country he loves, and America is so much the better for it. We are immensely grateful for General Petraeus’s decades of work on behalf of our nation, our military, and our security. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”