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David Petraeus greeted by CUNY students with cries of 'war criminal'

Some students at the City University of New York are unhappy with one of their newest professors: David Petraeus, who commanded the Iraq and Afghanistan war surges.  

On Monday, a video was posted on YouTube of CUNY students harassing the former four-star general on the streets of Manhattan. 

“That’s Petraeus! He’s a war criminal,” one student repeatedly shouted. 

He walked ahead silently, ignoring the students.  

Petraeus resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 2012 after revelations of an extra-marital affair.

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He was appointed by CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College earlier this year as a visiting professor, and is currently teaching a seminar called “Are We on the Threshold of the North American decade?” Its description says students will examine “America’s leadership role in the emerging global economy.” 

Petraeus has faced criticism for accepting the part-time gig with a salary of more than $200,000. The school, however, changed that figure to $1 over the summer. 

In addition to CUNY, Petraeus serves as chairman of the KKR Global Institute at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company, a global investment firm based in New York. 

He has also been hired to teach at the University of Southern California.