2012 Watch: Petraeus NOT going to Iowa

Contrary to a report on the Weekly Standard today (and that I highlighted here), Gen. David Petraeus is not speaking at the University of Iowa’s graduation in 2010.

This statement from US Central Command just landed in my inbox (and, believe me, an email from “US Central Command” will get your attention pretty quick).

Statement by the US Central Command Public Affairs Office:

Contrary to several recent blogs, General David Petraeus, the Commander of the US Central Command, has not been asked to speak at a university commencement in Iowa in 2010 and has no plans to do so.

It us unclear where this rumor started, but it is not accurate.

Furthermore, General Petraeus is not planning to run for President in 2012. He has repeatedly stated that he feels very privileged to have been able to serve our country in uniform and that he would like to continue to do so as long as those above him want him to serve.

When he retires, he has no intention of seeking political office.

In response to questions about presidential aspirations, General Petraeus has often asked questioners to recall General Sherman

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