Jet-lagged US General Petraeus slumps at Senate hearing

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
June 16, 2010 07:23




WASHINGTON - The general who oversees the war in Iraq and Afghanistan slumped at the witness table while testifying at a US Senate hearing Tuesday.

Gen. David Petraeus, 57, revived after a few seconds and left the room under his own power. After about 20 minutes he returned to the hearing room, but panel chairman Sen. Carl Levin decided to postpone the hearing.

"It appears he was maybe a little jet-lagged, dehydrated certainly," said Petraeus' spokesman, Col. Erik Gunhus.


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