Saturday, August 05, 2006

Bush doesn't know his head from his ass...oh, excuse me, a Shia from a Sunni

Ambassador claims shortly before invasion, Bush didn't know there were two sects of Islam

I find this amazingly hard to believe considering all the time the Bush family has spent in the graces of the Saudi royals. Bandar in particular. Anyway, story follows.

Former Ambassador to Croatia Peter Galbraith is claiming President George W. Bush was unaware that there were two major sects of Islam just two months before the President ordered troops to invade Iraq, RAW STORY has learned.

In his new book, The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created A War Without End, Galbraith, the son of the late economist John Kenneth Galbraith, claims that American leadership knew very little about the nature of Iraqi society and the problems it would face after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

A year after his “Axis of Evil” speech before the U.S. Congress, President Bush met with three Iraqi Americans, one of whom became postwar Iraq’s first representative to the United States. The three described what they thought would be the political situation after the fall of Saddam Hussein. During their conversation with the President, Galbraith claims, it became apparent to them that Bush was unfamiliar with the distinction between Sunnis and Shiites.

Galbraith reports that the three of them spent some time explaining to Bush that there are two different sects in Islam--to which the President allegedly responded, “I thought the Iraqis were Muslims!”

Bush and Prince Bandar (known affectionately in the Bush family as "Bandar Bush") discuss how "awesome" September 11th was. Not sure if that is what they are actually discussing, but I'm sure they did on the White House's Truman balcony on September 13, 2001.

"Bandar Bush" answering Larry King without much subtlety.


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