Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Petraeus takes ill during McCain's Interrogation

CENTCOM Commander, General David H. Petraeus was escorted from a congressional hearing room after fainting during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today.

While being questioned by the man who won 2nd place in the 2008 US Presidential election, Sen. John McCain; The General slumped forward in an apparent fainting spell as his aides rushed to his sides including Colonel Erik O. Gunhus, Petraeus' spokesman.

Gen. Petraeus "is feeling much better," said Gunhus afterwards "It appeared that he fainted."

A doctor checked The General out and he returned to the hearing room amid applause to continue, but committee chairman Senator Carl Levin "overruled him," Gunhus said. "Looks like we will continue tomorrow. He will be OK." On his way out of the building, Petraeus told CNN, "I'm doing OK. I just got a little dehydrated. I ate a couple of bananas and drank some water. I didn't eat breakfast this morning."

Petraeus has the unenviable task of commanding U.S. Central Command, which oversees the conduct of the U.S. wars in the Middle East and central Asia.

"It certainly looked like a botched attempt to poison him," said Colonel "Whopper" Creedon of UNETIDA. "I just watched Casino Royale and it was really like watching the General go through what Bond did. Thankfully our enemies will never understand that people like Petraeus, James Bond or myself can't be taken out with mere poison. Rangers, Recon and MI6 are all trained to withstand such an attack. They'll have to do better than that."

1 comment:

Civilian Overseer said...

It's like the old yarn that the Colonel can't be killed by bullets.