Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Oh, the places you'll go

In today's Wall Street Opinion Journal John Fund expresses his dismay that Yale crawled all over itself to get Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, the Taliban's former ambassador at large, as a student on its campus. I think Fund does a wonderful job explaining precisely why it is so repugnant that Hashemi is using up space at Yale. What also bothered me, which Fund doesn't touch on, is the fact that Hashemi, a cheerful and unrepentant spokesperson for a murderous, misogynist regime, is going to an institution that will reinforce his anti-Americanism. Keep in mind that Yale is the core institution in the Solomon Amendment litigation that's heading for the Supreme Court. (This is the one where Yale insists it receive federal funds despite refusing to allow American military recruiters on campus.) I'd be much more sanguine if Hashemi were at a more conservative institution (not that I can think of any off hand). But to think of him rolling around in the anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism that passes for education at America's Ivy Leagues is more than just a little disturbing. Talking to Technorati: , , , ,