Log -- David Chess

Daniel V. Klein, via David Chess' weblog:

"Forget threatening to bomb Afghanistan and the Taliban if they fail to turn over Bin Laden to us. Instead, let's threaten to gather up all of their women and send them to college. In fact, why don't we do that anyway?"

Well, seeing as how there is a 17% literacy rate among women (I read that somewhere recently, my apologies for not linking to it or providing any kind of source for that statistic) in Afghanistan, first you'd have to teach most of them how to read. Then, yeah, send them to college, a truly great idea!

Written on September 28, 2001