Jeff Stein reported in the
on a remarkable ignorance of the enemy. Stein has been
asking ―Washington counterterrorism officials
―Do you know the difference between a Sunni and a Shīite?‖
After what appears to have been a serious investigation, he concluded that:
most American officials I‘ve interviewed don‘t have a clue.
That includes not just intelligence and law enforcement officials, but also members of Congress who have important roles overseeing our spy agencies….
Too many officials in charge of the war on terrorism just don‘t care to learn much, if anything, about the enemy we‘re