Rather than spin it as a propaganda victory, we should be ridiculing their incompetence. A big deal should be made of the bravery and professionalism of the Afghans in Karzai’s Personal Security Detail. Pashtuns respect successful assassins. They’ve been whacking each other since Alexander the Great came through. Ridicule directed at the Taliban, and the surviving wannabe assassins, would embarass the hell out of old muj who still support this gang that can’t shoot straight. Back in their day, they got their man, by cracky!
Making a harsh example of the Officer-in-Charge of event security and his chain of command would be good, too. Dans ce pay-ci, il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un generale pour encourager les autres.