Just got this breaking news alert from the Washington Post:
Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, fell ill at the witness table during a Senate hearing Tuesday and had to be escorted from the room.
Petraeus was listening to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) express concern about the direction of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan when he appeared to faint. Aides immediately rushed to help him, and he was led out of the hearing room.
Sen. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.) said, he ‘appears to be doing very well.’
Hopefully he is doing well, but I would be amiss if I didn’t point out the irony that he fainted while listening to John McCain speak. That is priceless.