"We already won. We are picking up the pieces now... Bombs happen in London, bombs happen in the USA, bombs happen in Israel, bombs happen in Pakistan. Bombs happen in every country. This is something you cannot control. It's not only happening in Kandahar."
"None of this makes any sense. If it took you 10,000 (U.S. troops) to do Marjah, there aren't enough troops (for Kandahar)."
- anonymous US Defense official