Yes, it’s appalling that when Nancy Pelosi picked Silvestre Reyes to chair the House Intelligence Committee over the much-better-qualified Jane Harman, Reyes didn’t even know whether al-Qaeda was Sunni or Shi’a.
But he wasn’t running for President, was he?
From the NYT:
As for Iran, Mr. Giuliani said that “in the long term,” it might be “more dangerous than Iraq.”
He then casually lumped Iran with Al Qaeda. “Their movement has already displayed more aggressive tendencies by coming here and killing us,” he said.
Mr. Giuliani was asked in an interview to clarify that, inasmuch as Iran had no connection to the Sept. 11 attacks. Further, most of its people are Shiites, whereas Al Qaeda is an organization of Sunnis.
“They have a similar objective,” he replied, “in their anger at the modern world.”