January 13, 2012

On the Taliban’s nonchalant reaction to a video recording of U.S. soldiers urinating on dead Taliban fighters…

The Taliban says, that that tape, is not going to hurt anything. “We’re not bothered by that.” What does that tell you? … It tells us that they’re winning, and they’re close, and if they start raising hell about this it’s going to delay the ultimate [triumph]… Taliban must think they’re close to winning. Taliban must think they’re pretty close to taking over Afghanistan. There are peace talks going on. And the Taliban must think that we’re pretty close to surrendering it to ‘em and getting out. And they don’t want this to come along and stop that process and delay it.