Now that tabloid headline caught your eye didn’t it?
Both major perpetrators of the Iraq war now have ties to Yale. As is well known, the accursed Bush was a graduate of that once reputable academic establishment and now his fellow crusader Blair is to join the faculty.
Yale University is pleased to announce the appointment of Prime Minister Tony Blair as the Howland Distinguished Fellow for the next academic year.
Mr. Blair will lead a seminar at Yale and participate in a number of events around the campus. The course in which he will participate with Yale faculty will examine issues of faith and globalization. His efforts at Yale relate to the work of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation that he will be launching later this year.
You can’t help wondering what the Yale President Richard C. Levin had been smoking when he stated:
The appointment of Mr. Blair provides a tremendous opportunity for our students and our community. As the world continues to become increasingly inter-dependent, it is essential that we explore how religious values can be channeled toward reconciliation rather than polarization. Mr. Blair has demonstrated outstanding leadership in these areas and is especially qualified to bring his perspective to bear.
How can warmonger Blair possibly regarded as an agent of “reconciliation rather than polarization”? This appointment is just absurd and a disgrace to Yale. I hope the students show better sense than their teachers and give slimy Tony Blair the reception he deserves when he arrives.
Incidentally, it is good to see that Yale's tradition of nepotism (dimwit Bush's family connections were the only reason he got in) are alive and well. I don't need to tell you where Blair's son Euan goes to college do I?
See the next story for a link between the university’s founder Elihu Yale and the Philippines.
Thanks for the information Steve and apologies for dissing your alma mater ...