The Washington Post's Bob Woodward reports that Fox News chairman Roger Ailes attempted to woo David Petraeus to run for president.

According to Woodward, Ailes enlisted a Fox News analyst travelling to Afghanistan as a messenger of sorts to impart Ailes' suggestion that Petraeus -- then General, stationed in the country -- do as follows: decline an offer via President Obama to be CIA director but accept a Joint Chiefs of Staff position; and if that job weren't offered, Ailes advised, then Petraeus should step down from the military and launch a presidential bid.