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-- we are moving to General David Petraeus who is now public for the first time in months.
Making his first speech since admitting an affair and resigning.
As head of the CIA Peter Doocy is washing in Washington rather on this and what did the general have to say here Peter.
Bill he never named dropped -- abroad well or specifically mentioned -- their fair but very near the top of his speech -- read aloud from some prepared remarks.
A baby explanation of what happened and he said.
Please allow me to begin my remarks this evening by reiterating how deeply I regret.
And apologize for.
That led to my resignation from the CIA and cause such pain for my family friends.
The only time General Petraeus mentioned his wife holly was when he told a story about a 2006 drive through Massachusetts after visiting their son at MIT.
When the couple discussed -- steady public support for deployed troops despite waning public support for the war at the time.
Bill Peter how she received the general in the speech.
With a standing ovation General Petraeus was speaking at USC and Los Angeles in the crowd was made up of ROTC cadets as well some veterans and other supporters who.
Laughed when he joked about the USC UCLA rivalry and that applauded when he talked about the importance of protecting.
That post 9/11 generation of veterans then.
Toward the end of his speech he thanked everyone for their support and said he wants his story to be a cautionary tale.
-- my experience can be instructive.
Do others who stumble or indeed fall as far as -- -- One learns after all that life doesn't stop with such a mistake you can -- months ago on.
And the effort to move forward over the rocky path of one's own making is vital inescapable.
And ultimately work.
General Petraeus wasn't just on campus to give a speech he said he joined ROTC cadets for some physical training earlier in the day.
And he says he ran four sets of stairs at the LA coliseum.
Felt bad and and that's what he does and that guy runs.
And runs thank you Peter Peter lots of -- that it was being done.
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