Friday, October 20, 2006

Is Ignorance of Islam Bliss for National Security?

Intelligence is only as good as the competence of those who analyze it.

Sound decisions regarding National Security can only be made on the basis of good information and a thorough understanding of those who might wish us harm.

That's why Jeff Stein's Op-Ed reporting answers from Washington counter-terrorism officials to the question "Can you tell a Sunni from a Shiite?" are so disturbing. Here's a quote:

As I keep asking it around Capitol Hill and the agencies, I get more and more blank stares. Too many officials in charge of the war on terrorism just don't care to learn much, if anything, about the enemy we're fighting. And that's enough to keep anybody up at night.

1 comment:

ProSocs: Pro Separation of Church and State said...

Hail Bruce! Remember Pro-SOCS? Glad to see we are still on the same wave length and see the same dangers today from the Islamic world we saw in the RR>

Good Luck