Mummified windbag John McCain was jabbering his usual nonsense during a Senate Armed Services hearing today when star witness General David Petraeus just keeled over. Why does McCain hate the Troops?
We can laugh, of course, because Petraeus returned to his witness table a few minutes later, greeted by applause, just like in ROCKY.
While testifying at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the US Central Command, passed out at the witness table.
Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, was in the middle of praising Petraeus for his efforts in Afghanistan when the four star general appears to have briefly passed out. The C-Span camera in the room was focused on McCain at the time, a soft rumpling noise could be heard as McCain looked surprised. The feed then went to a high shot from the back of the room. Someone could be overheard quietly saying, “Oh my God” as several staffers rushed to help him.
Honestly, do you know much about David Petraeus, who is apparently kind of weird and un-killable?
Petraeus, who was treated for prostate cancer in 2009, is a marathon runner who is said to pride himself on his physical fitness. He survived a shot in the chest in 1991 when a soldier accidentally discharged his rifle.
As the general left the Capitol today, he told reporters that he will be back to testify tomorrow when the hearing resumes.
“I’ll eat breakfast tomorrow,” he said.
A breakfast of human hearts, he added, before looking up at the Sun and flying away. [ABC News]