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General Petraeus faints at Afghanistan hearing

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I hope he’s okay. I had just turned on C-SPAN.org to hear his testimony  to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee but all I saw was John McCain and Joe Lieberman hanging out, and this message:

“During testimony at a Sen. Foreign Relations Cmte hearing, Gen. David Petreaus [sic] took ill and was ushered out of the hearing room. The Cmte. is now in recess and will decide shortly if they will resume the hearing. If the hearing resumes, it will continue to discuss details of the upcoming military offensive in the southern city of Kandahar, which has traditionally been a stronghold for the Taliban.”

UPDATE: Now they’re saying that perhaps the General didn’t have time to eat his Wheaties this morning.

UPDATE 2: He’s back with a smile and cup of water in hand. Jokes that he was feeling lightheaded but “it wasn’t Sen. McCain’s questions, I assure you.” Says he was dehydrated. Sen. Levin declares he will “overrule” him and postpone the hearing until tomorrow morning. Petraeus jokes about “civilian control of the military.” McCain tells him he is a Great American Hero, and the hearing adjourns.

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