President Bush, Nov. 24, 2003:
“Working with a fine coalition, our military went to Afghanistan, destroyed the training camps of al Qaeda, and put the Taliban out of business forever…(Applause.)”
National Security advisor Stephen Hadley, June 29, 2005:
“[T]he Taliban is making ‘one last stand’,” ThinkProgress quotes Hadley saying as Taliban violence spikes in Afghanistan. Here’s Hadley on PBS’s NewsHour last night:
Thanks to JPol for the Bush quote.