In an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Monday night, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld blamed the instability in the Middle East on the Shia-Sunni conflict — rather than the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.
During the interview, Colbert asked Rumsfeld if the current instability in the region, and the rise of ISIS, was ever predicted as “a worst-case scenario, or a beyond-worse-case scenario” when the George W. Bush administration was planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003. After pausing to think, Rumsfeld said, “I think the disorder in the entire region, and the conflict between the Sunnis and the Shia, is something that, generally, people had not anticipated.”
heads up rummy, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/sunni-and-shia-islams-1400-year-old-divide-explained-a6796131.html
why would we have to anticipate something many times older than ourselves?????????? no defense for indefensible. of course it's about religion not oil duhhh!!!!! the guy was there to shill for his game colbert should have known and maybe approached differently or not at all the guy is a war criminal too.