David Petraeus Won’t Get Rich Teaching at CUNY

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Former CIA director and retired four-star general General David Petraeus applauds as he makes his first public speech since resigning as CIA director at University of Southern California dinner for students Veterans and ROTC students on March 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Petraeus apologized in his speech for his actions that lead to him resigning from the CIA. LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 26: Former CIA director and retired four-star general General David Petraeus applauds as he makes his first public speech since resigning as CIA director at University of Southern California dinner for students Veterans and ROTC students on March 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Petraeus apologized in his speech for his actions that lead to him resigning from the CIA. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images2013 Getty Images

As we've noted, David Petraeus is doing just fine in civilian life, teaching with CUNY and USC and working with the private equity group KKR. But on Monday, CUNY and the former CIA director announced the college wouldn't be adding to his bankroll after all, reducing his salary from $200,000 to $1. Petraeus's lawyer told the Times it was the general's own idea to lower his salary, "to remove money as a point of controversy." It's a significant pay cut, yes, but given everything else Petraeus still has going on, he's not going to starve.