David Petraeus’s Friend Sent Him a Fake Grenade

Former CIA director and retired four-star general General David Petraeus 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.
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The ex-C.I.A. director’s post-affair teaching gig at CUNY is still not going smoothly: Petraeus’s midtown office was evacuated yesterday when a secretary opened the retired general’s mail and found what she believed to be a grenade. It turned out to be a hilarious “novelty item” sent by a buddy, but boy, are those intense protesters going to be smug about it.