Gen Petraeus Hosts VP Biden...Out of Uniform

After testifying on Capitol Hill, General David Petraeus had to hurry home to Tampa to host a VIP guest. After all, Vice President Biden was due to have dinner Tuesday evening at the Petraeus home.

VIP dinners are not surprising when you are Vice President of the United States or an Army 4-star General. But what caught our eye was Petraeus wearing a civilian suit over his military uniform.

Take a look at the White House photo for yourself.

"It is personal preference, especially in his home," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave LaPan told Fox.  "Wearing of the uniform in other locations and situations is more proscribed."

Other officials at the Pentagon suggest it was an attempt by Petraeus to make Mr. Biden feel comfortable in his home.