Petraeus Says Maliki Didn't Follow His Advice

WASHINGTON—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.”

Petraeus Says Maliki Didn't Follow His Advice