This is not a political blog, and all that, but does anyone else find it troubling that the people overseeing the Great War on Terror don't know the difference between Sunnis and Shi'ites?
The "him" in question being the "vice chairman of the House intelligence subcommittee on technical and tactical intelligence." Yowza.
I told him briefly about the schism that developed after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, and how Iraq and Iran are majority Shiite nations while the rest of the Muslim world is mostly Sunni. “Now that you’ve explained it to me,” he replied, “what occurs to me is that it makes what we’re doing over there extremely difficult, not only in Iraq but that whole area.”