'Extraordinary Service'

Obama: ‘Prayers’ With Petraeus.

President Obama released a statement on Friday about Gen. David Petraeus's resignation as director of the CIA, although the statement does not address the extramarital affair behind the resignation, the president did note his “thoughts and prayers are with Dave and Holly Petraeus.” The retired four-star general resigned Friday after an FBI investigation revealed the affair, allegedly with Petraeus’s biographer, Paula Broadwell. Broadwell is reportedly being investigated for improperly trying to access Petraeus’s email. The CIA has put deputy director Michael J. Morrell in Petraeus’s place at the head of the agency, and Obama insisted the CIA “will continue to thrive and carry out its essential mission.”