"The President asked alot of questions about the Shia population and seemed quite interested to know how they operate."
I found it absolutely astounding that 3 1/2 years into the war and Bush needs to brush up on his Shia. How can someone make critical decisions without an intimate understanding of the landscape? What an embarrassing admission of inexcusable ignorance, on a subject that has dominated this administration. Is it any wonder that the Bush administration has failed to recognize all the warning signs of civil war?