A hat tip to Rick Moran at Rightwing Nuthouse, for this link to Jeff Stein's column, originally printed in Congressional Quarterly a couple of months ago, and republished in the Daily Star of Egypt. Mr. Stein is the national security editor for Congressional Quarterly, and in recent months, he's been conducting an experiment. At the end of interviews with various members of Congress and national security officials, he asks them a basic question, essential for anyone involved in prosecuting the War on Terror:
What is the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite? (For those who don't know, the answer is here).
Oh, by the way, you can add another name to the list those officials befuddled by the difference between the branches of Islam. His name is Silvestre Reyes, and come January, he'll be the next Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.