Quick: al Qaeda is what, Sunni or Shia? If you don’t know, it doesn’t matter all that much if you’re a doctor, a bartender, or a software programmer. It’s a different story if you’re the incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. CQ‘s Jeff Stein gives Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) a pop quiz:
Reyes also didn’t know which camp Hezbollah belongs to. And it’s not a Democrat thing–Rs who have flunked Stein’s quizzing include Rep. Jo Ann Davis, R-Va., and Terry Everett, R-Ala. Several top counterterrorism officials at the FBI also flunked. Article here.