Gen. David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, briefly collapsed during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Afghanistan. Petraeus collapsed during questioning by Sen. John McCain, reports The Hill.
"Petraeus was about to answer a question when he went silent and passed out in front of the microphone. He quickly recovered, but the hearing went into recess and Petraeus was able to walk out under his own power. He later returned to the hearing room and joked that he had felt 'lightheaded' — but that the condition was not caused by questioning from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). 'I just got dehydrated,' Petraeus said. Despite Petraeus wanting to go ahead with the hearing, chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) postponed it until Wednesday."
Last year, Petraeus received treatment for early-stage prostate cancer, reports The Chicago Tribune.
In related news: You may recall that in February, the CENTCOMM commander said that troops in the field probably didn't care if fellow soldiers were gay or lesbian.
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