Tamerlan Tsarnaev has no choice but to turn terrorist because we gave him less than six grand, reads tomorrow’s New York Times story. It will be subtitled, “Broken Dreams of Community College” or “A $5,566 Raisin in the Sun”.
Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was awarded $5,566 in educational aid to attended two different community colleges, the state education department announced today.
From fall 2006 to fall 2007, Tamerlan Tsarnaev received:
o A total of $2,532 in Federal Pell Grant funds to attend Bunker Hill Community College.
o A total of $1,100 in Cash (ACCESS) Grants funds to attend Bunker Hill Community College.
o A total of $288 in Tuition Waivers to attend Bunker Hill Community College.
o A total of $400 in Part-Time Grants to attend Bunker Hill Community College.
· In spring 2008, Tamerlan Tsarnaev received:
o $1,000 in Federal College Work Study funds while attending Mass Bay Community College.
o $246 in Federal Pell Grant funds to attend Mass Bay Community College.
If only we had given him more. The billions we spend on jet planes could have bought him 100 yachts. That 5 million dollar drone could have bought Tamerlan 300,000 copies of Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying. The 9 million that Obama cut from the Office for Bombing Prevention could have bought him a mansion with a swimming pool full of Perrier that surely would have ended his resentment against America.
And then we wouldn’t have needed all those weapons of war.