Petraeus Passes Out Briefly at Hearing

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The Washington Post

Petraeus Passes Out Briefly at Hearing

by
Rachel Weiner

Gen. David Petraeus briefly
collapsed mid-sentence at a Senate Armed Services hearing on
Afghanistan
.

Petraeus had finished answering a question by Sen. John McCain.
McCain was responding when the senator stopped talking suddenly and
aides began crowding around Petraeus.

The hearing was suspended and Petraeus was helped out of the room.
Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the committee, said Petraeus appears to be
doing very well. According to the Atlantic's Marc Ambinder, the general did not eat
or drink before the hearing
.

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