The second surprise is the extent of the Taliban's publicity addiction. They feed on Western publicity despite shrunken influence at home and the proof is in this story. When the Kabul hotel was bombed March 20th and a local reporter was killed along with all his family, the Afghan press hit back: No Taliban stories for fifteen days! (This information is in paragraph 10)
Just starve the buggers for publicity. Why can`t we be that smart?