Taliban Kill American Soldiers

Thursday, March 16, 2006
Last Sunday, a Taliban roadside bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

In a separate incident, suicide bombers in Kabul tried to kill an Afghan official responsible for persuading former Taliban members to support the new democratic government. The official survived, but the blast killed the two bombers along with a 12-year-old girl and an elderly yogurt vendor.

Elsewhere, the Taliban killed four hostages--three Albanian Muslims and a German.

The current Taliban propagandist, Qari Mohammad Yousuf, vowed that "we will kill anyone who is helping the Americans."

John Fund interviews an American military officer: "I can't imagine explaining to my troops back there that while they just lost four of their comrades to the Taliban that one of America's most prestigious universities is giving a valued place as a student to a largely unrepentant Taliban official."

Meanwhile, Yale University has no comment.


Knucklehead said...

The universities have become zoo keepers. As the guy who sent out the "retarded" email to the potential donor alums who questioned this noted (paraphrasing), "I'm only peripherally aware of the Taliban".

All they know, or care, about this guy is that he is an exotic anti-American. To Yale it is no different than adding a giant panda to their zoo. They don't know or care about giant pandas. They just know they are exotic and if one wants a world-class zoo one needs a giant panda.

A Taliban specimen is a coup addition to their zoo full of America haters. The mudering zealotry - that doesn't enter into the decision process.

Jamie Irons said...


You sound mad about this.

You can imagine how I feel about my alma mater admitting this character.

The enire academy has lost its mind, and the more elite the university, the crazier it has become.

Jamie Irons
Yale, 1969
Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Rick Ballard said...


I keep thinking that I will read of alumni coalescing and boycotting all donations to some of these places. I guess I have in mind the fact that those who graduate tend not to be as flakey as those who attend but don't make the cut.

Perhaps it's an organizational problem in forming the groups of tens necessary to start the fight. I also note that the fellows who have tried at Dartmouth are running into the institutional obstinacy associated with embedded Gramscians (for lack of a better descriptor).

Knucklehead said...


I suppose I feel some level of anger at what the academy has done to itself. I understand the need for free rein on ideas and different points of view but there has to be a line, and the alleged finest minds among us, the people running our most storied institutions and pedigree emporiums ought to be able to find that line, between providing safe haven for ideas and providing safe haven for complete crackpots.

And the Taliban is beyond crackpot. What the heck are these idiots thinking? Can these people tie their own shoes?

MeaninglessHotAir said...

They are thinking that they have to turn the other cheek.

brylun said...

Jamie, Let me apologize to you for these postings. I didn't mean to imply that all Yalies were whacko. The plain fact is that all elite universities suffer from this insane ultra-leftist malady. The Powerline guys have written about efforts to elect moderates to Dartmouth's alumni board. And look what happened to Larry Summers at Harvard.

Seneca the Younger said...

Besides, it's all Dookies who're whacko.