Friday, August 04, 2006

Did Bush know the difference between Shiite and Sunni before invading Iraq?

According to former U.S. Ambassador Peter Galbraith, Bush met with three Iraqi Americans two months before invading Iraq.

When the Iraqi Americans started discussing Iraq's tensions between Shiites and Sunnis, Bush is reported to have responded, “I thought the Iraqis were Muslims!”

It's a bit hard to believe that Bush didn't know the difference, especially since his father had banked on a Shiite uprising 1991 to topple Hussien. But as each day passes, this sort of ignorance seems more and more plausible.