February 27, 2006

FORGET THE PORTS: “Never has an article made me blink with astonishment as much as when I read in yesterday’s New York Times magazine that Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, former ambassador-at-large for the Taliban, is now studying at Yale on a U.S. student visa. This is taking the obsession that U.S. universities have with promoting diversity a bit too far. . . . ‘In some ways,’ Mr. Rahmatullah told the New York Times. ‘I’m the luckiest person in the world. I could have ended up in Guantanamo Bay. Instead I ended up at Yale.’”

Unless things have improved since I was there, however, the food will be inferior to Guantanamo’s. I wonder if he attends Yale’s famous naked parties. If so, someone should save pictures.