Washington (CNN) - CENTCOM Commander Gen. David Petraeus is once again shooting down any suggestions that he has aspirations to run for the White House in 2012.
In an exclusive interview on CNN Newsroom Wednesday, Kyra Phillips asked Petraeus whether the door might be open for a 2012 run.
"I'll close it right here, right now," Petraeus said. "I will remind you of the great country song that used to ask 'What about no don't you understand.'"
In an interview with Politico in September of this year, former GOP Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole said he would like to see Petraeus mount a White House bid.
General BetrayUs? Yeah, like I'd vote for him...we already had a "war president", and look where it got us...
GOP: Evolve or die
Of course, he will run in 2012.
Politicians lie all the time (gasp). Was Petraeus lying? Were his lips moving ??
Good! Imagine how many wars we'd be in if the president was a man of war.
No one would vote for him anyway.
At least we won't have to discredit him in 2012.
Good for him. He should stick to what he does, and do it well.
It has to be difficult for the general to give up a job that you can have for a life time, than to be put in a position where you can be jobless as a result of an election.
Gen. How about a military coup before 2010 and rid us of the far left once and for all?
In life as well as war most time a no decision is as good as a decision.
If Patraeus is a conservative then the man should run. He would decimate Obama and being a conservative bring the govt back into its primary role. Limited Govt.
Bravo General!! I always suspected you were too smart for politics.
The last thing this country needs is a military man in the White House, particularly a ranking military man.
There are larger issues at stake for the Presidency than blowing things (and people) to smithereens. I can't think what else the military is good at.
I would like to see him run. It would be great to have someone with a strong understanding of management and logistics heading up our nation.
Who could blame him... the current administration will have this country in such a mess that it would be too much work to repair.
The GOP's theme song:......Desperado.
The republicans will push anyone that is willing to be their puppet. This clown is one. A Karzai
Let the man do his job!
Very Plain and Simple.
U.S.A is the World's Biggest Military Power. Super Power # 1.
Afghanistan is just a Timid Country. Does not even have an Air Force, Tanks, etc.
If we could not win this war in 9 years. We can never win it even in 100 years.
Why should we put our troops in harms way unnecessarily. We need to bring them home.
Terrorist don't attack us from outside, they come inside our country an attack us. All 9/11 terrorists were living here and trained here.
The best remedy is to have a better homeland security and defend ourselves, than going after these terrorist in other countries. Our economy does not allow us to spend on war, when we don't have jobs, industry, homes.
The last thing we need in the next decade is a WAR President.... especially one with the GOP pulling his strings.... We'd be at WAR with Iran, Pakistan, N Korea, Venezuela, and whomever else the Rightwing feels threatened by. Probably simultaneously...
Remove all GOP and Dem's out of DC! VOTE FOR US!! NO CHANGE LEFT!
In reply to one of the other posters. Don't you realize that it was the Conservatives who screwed this country up over the 12 years of Reagan and George I and the 8 years of GeorgeII. American conservatiism is morally bankrupt and can do nothing for this nation but continue to wreck it. We do not need conservatives running this country. They have already proven that they are utter failures.