Gen. David Petraeus OK After Passing Out at Senate Hearing


petraeus[Video below.] General David Petraeus appeared to briefly pass out while giving testimony on Capitol Hill today. Petraeus appeared to struggle briefly before standing up and walking out of the hearing room.

Petraeus was testifiying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on U.S. plans to leave Afghanistan. Petraeus, 57, is the head of the Central Command.

A number of people rushed to his side, one poured him a glass of water.

Petraeus was able to walk out of the room. He returned a short time later to a round of applause. Smiling and appearing relaxed, Petraeus said he simply had become dehydrated.

Petraeus said he was feeling better and was prepared to continue to testifying, but committee chairman Carl Levin overruled him, adjourning the hearing until tomorrow.

Click below for a video of today’s incident:

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