Petraeus: I Will “Never” Run for Office

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In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, top Iraq commander tries to quell speculation that he has future political interests.

“I’ve tried to say that on a number of occasions. Some folks have reminded me of a country western song that says, ‘What part of ‘no’ don’t you understand?'”

Also says if his commander in chief ever said to “get out” of the war, he would listen:

“I firmly believe whoever it is that is elected in the fall, will sit down and look at the various interests, try to figure out the competing risks, because there are risks beyond Iraq.”

Read excerpts here.

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