Last Sunday, a Taliban roadside bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.
In a separate incident, suicide bombers in Kabul tried to kill an Afghan official responsible for persuading former Taliban members to support the new democratic government. The official survived, but the blast killed the two bombers along with a 12-year-old girl and an elderly yogurt vendor.
Elsewhere, the Taliban killed four hostages--three Albanian Muslims and a German.
The current Taliban propagandist, Qari Mohammad Yousuf, vowed that "we will kill anyone who is helping the Americans."
John Fund interviews an American military officer: "I can't imagine explaining to my troops back there that while they just lost four of their comrades to the Taliban that one of America's most prestigious universities is giving a valued place as a student to a largely unrepentant Taliban official."
Meanwhile, Yale University has no comment.