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Gen. David Petraeus was asked about “don’t ask, don’t tell” on Meet the Press and spent the bulk of the time praising the yearlong review process that will determine if the ban on gay and lesbian troops serving openly in the military should be lifted.

Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, stopped short of saying whether or not he felt “don’t ask, don’t tell should be overturned and said he wasn’t sure how the majority of soldiers felt.

“We have experienced certainly in the FBI and the CIA ... I know. I’ve served in combat with individuals who were gay and who were lesbian in combat situations, and frankly, over time, you say, ‘How is his shooting?’ or, ‘How is her analysis?’” he said.

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