Petraeus says US is united against terrorism

January 24, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - CIA director David Petraeus says while American civic life can be contentious, there is more that unites the nation than divides it and that no one should doubt the country's resolve to fight terrorism.

The retired four-star Army general spoke Tuesday at a lunch honoring the legislative and civic leadership of state Democratic Rep. James Smith and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina board chairman Ed Sellers.

Petraeus said he's seen the strength of teamwork and resolve of Americans in the military, in the diplomatic corps and those serving in the intelligence field.

Petraeus was sworn in as Central Intelligence Agency director in September. He did not take any questions, nor did he address the matter of John Kiriakou of Arlington, Va., an ex-CIA officer charged Monday with leaking classified secrets.

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