A former spokesman for former Governor Rod Blagojevich was among four Americans killed in the Taliban attack on a hotel in Afghanistan's capital city. Glenn Selig was hired by Blagojevich in early 2009 after his arrest on corruption charges. He engineered Blagojevich's series of national tv appearances on shows like The View, Today and Late Show with David Letterman. Selig told WFLD TV he and Blagojevich had no regrets making the national media appearances that some experts say backfired.
Selig continued to speak on Blagojevich's behalf, even after he went to prison in 2012. Selig was in Kabul on a business trip on behalf of his company.