Petraeus is back in Iraq after four years, and he has just attended a conference at the American University in Iraq. He made a speech, emphasizing the importance of fighting against ISIS.
Having referred to Iran, he stated: “We see that interests are changing, but that does not mean that my enemy is no longer my enemy.” Petraeus was the head of the American invasion forces. He accused Iraqi Prime Minister for having assigned unskillful and invalid people to the army.
Petraeus also expressed his deep admiration to the Kurdish terrorist organization PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan.
Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the PKK who is responsible for the deaths of more than 30,000 Turkish troops and civilians has been serving a life term on the prison island of Imrali in the Marmara Sea on terrorism charges since 1999.
For the past 30 years, the PKK has conducted a low-level guerrilla war in eastern Turkey aimed at creating an independent Kurdish state.
Operating mainly from bases in the Kurdish enclave in northern Iraq, the PKK continues to target Turkish military and civilian administrative targets and energy installations, and, less frequently, Western tourists visiting Turkish resorts.