Every Afghan sees the sky as a source of fear. We were bombed practically out of existence.
— Ashraf Ghani

We all hoped in 2001 that we could put in place an Afghan government under President Karzai that would be able to control the country, make sure al-Qaeda didn't come back, and make sure the Taliban wasn't resurging. It didn't work out.
Colin Powell afghans quote

As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out.
— Allen West

We've got to see a state where the Afghan government can handle its own day-to-day security.
— Stephen Harper

The family is the single most important institution in Afghan culture. It is described in the country's constitution as the 'fundamental pillar of society'.
— afghans quotation by Asne Seierstad