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Book: Bush Didn’t Know Difference Between Shiites and Sunnis

HeadlineAug 07, 2006

And finally a new book by former U.S. ambassador Peter Galbraith has raised questions about President Bush’s understanding of the Middle East. According to Galbraith, the president didn’t understand as recently as 2002 that there were two major branches of Islam in Iraq — Sunnis and Shiites. At a meeting with Iraqi Americans the president reportedly said, “I thought the Iraqis were Muslims.”

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