WASHINGTON — Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, was escorted from a congressional hearing room after apparently choking during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday. He later returned to applause, but the hearing was called off for the day.
Sen. Carl Levin, the committee's chairman, said Petraeus "appears to be doing very well" after the incident. "He's eating," Levin said. "He probably didn't have enough water to drink coming in here this morning."