12/01/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Petraeus Wanted Diplomacy With Syria; Bush Said No

Apparently Gen. David Petraeus does not agree with the Bush administration that the road to Damascus is a dead end.

ABC News has learned, Petraeus proposed visiting Syria shortly after taking over as the top U.S. commander for the Middle East.

The idea was swiftly rejected by Bush administration officials at the White House, State Department and the Pentagon.

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