Dark Ages

The news out of Afghanistan is gut-wrenching, though not unexpected. “National interest” leaves the snake-bitten country without the watch dog, the buffer between hope and chaos.

What kind of God would sanction ghastly violence against school children—young girls—who are just trying to learn and grow?

The Taliban is a scourge. A fanatical, ignorant, misogynistic, misguided, archaic, hateful relic, a burden on humanity. They should have a banner unfurled from the backs of their machine gun-toting pick-ups that reads, “Welcome to the 13th Century.”

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