Petraeus Says Maliki Didn't Follow His Advice

040808 petraeus web Petraeus Says Maliki Didn't Follow His AdviceWASHINGTON—Carl Levin just asked General David Petraeus about whether Nuri Kamal al-Maliki followed his advice in preparing military action against loyalists to Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr in his stronghold, Basra.

“I would not, no sir,” said Petraeus. When pressed, the general added, “It was not adequately planned or prepared.”

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