THE ZAWAHIRI LETTER….Juan Cole is skeptical about the authenticity of a letter the CIA released recently that’s allegedly from Osama’s #2 to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq. The letter seemed a little too pat to me, but Juan’s objections are mostly stylistic: he says it seems like it was written by a Shiite, not a Sunni.

Obviously I don’t know if he’s right, but if he is it means the CIA is double plus incompetent. Has anyone else weighed in on this?

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