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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

We're Doomed

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?

Scariest quote:

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.”

The "him" in question being the "vice chairman of the House intelligence subcommittee on technical and tactical intelligence." Yowza.



Blogger Red Fraggle said...

I learned about the Sunnis and the Shiites in 6th grade. This is sad and scary on many levels

10/17/2006 3:29 PM  
Blogger Bailey Quarters said...

At a minimum, I advise learning about the major ethnic and religious groups in a country before you invade that country intent on setting up a new government.

10/17/2006 3:49 PM  

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