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Petraeus for President; from a little earlier:

BAYH: Here’s the reason for my question, gentlemen. Just as I acknowledge your honor and patriotism, which I think is absolutely appropriate, I hope you would acknowledge the honor and patriotism of those who have — look at this very complex set of facts and simply have a different point of view.

And, as you both are aware, some argue that to not embrace the assessment that you’re giving us is, in fact, to embrace defeat or to embrace failure in Iraq. And I simply would disagree with those characterizations. And that was the reason for my question to you.

PETRAEUS: Senator, we fight for the right of people to have other opinions.

BAYH: As we should. And so I appreciate your candor with regard to that.

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