Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Can you tell the difference between a Shiite and a Sunni?

Can you? More importantly, can the people who are running the War on Terror? The answer may frighten you, but it shouldn't surprise you. Here's a taste:

Take Representative Terry Everett, a seven-term Alabama Republican who is vice chairman of the House intelligence subcommittee on technical and tactical intelligence. (emphasis added)
“Do you know the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite?” I asked him a few weeks ago.
Mr. Everett responded with a low chuckle. He thought for a moment: “One’s in one location, another’s in another location. No, to be honest with you, I don’t know. I thought it was differences in their religion, different families or something.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/17/opinion/17stein.html?pagewanted=1&ei=5087%0A&em&en=a9c114b1c2f85ab2&ex=1161230400

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