- Nov 25, 2008
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- British Turk
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Petraeus passes out at US Senate hearing on Afghan war - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic ReviewThe U.S. commander in charge of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, passed out briefly on Tuesday at a Senate hearing, after facing tough questions on the Afghan mission.
The four-star general tried to reassure senators about the course of the war before he suddenly slumped over at the table, his aides rushing to his side as stunned lawmakers looked on.
Petraeus "appears to be doing very well," said Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, minutes after the dramatic episode.