**FILE** Gen. David Petraeus makes his exit following a Sept. 12, 2007, press conference on the current conditions in Iraq, at the National Press Club in D.C. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Photo by: ROD LAMKEY JR.

**FILE** Gen. David Petraeus makes his exit following a Sept. 12, 2007, press conference on the current conditions in Iraq, at the National Press Club in D.C. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)