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Congressman Rob Woodall

Representing the 7th District of Georgia

Woodall Statement on Gen. Petraeus Resignation

November 17, 2012
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Representative Rob Woodall issued the following statement on General Petraeus' resignation as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

"I am saddened for Gen. Petraeus and his family, though my concern is for the security of America's classified information. Gen. Petraeus remains a great soldier and one of the most dedicated defenders of freedom and liberty in our time, and he has promised Americans that his relationship created no breach of security at any time. What has always made Gen. Petraeus a great leader is his willingness to accept responsibility both in success and in failure. Knowing that, I take Gen. Petraeus at his word and hope that the FBI investigation will confirm his assurances."

"Gen. Petraeus brought a measure of peace and stability to many in Iraq and Afghanistan when it seemed that such a mission was impossible, and for that I am truly grateful," he said. "As Gen. Petraeus recently stated, 'we must recognize (our mistakes), learn from them, and take off the rearview mirrors and drive forward.' I pray for Gen. Petraeus and his family that they will find that path forward together."