April 10, 2011
KABUL — General David Petraeus, US commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan, admitted he had held talks about his future Saturday while batting away questions about whether he could be the next CIA director.
National Public Radio in the United States reported Monday that Petraeus, who is expected to leave his current job later this year, was being seriously considered as the next head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
When asked about it by reporters in Kabul, Petraeus said: “I think it’s probably not appropriate for me to comment on whatever might be considered at the end of the road.
“I’ve had discussions… but it wouldn’t be appropriate to comment.”