"On that day we lost mothers and fathers, sons and daughters we lost people of many nations and many religions, today we remember, we honor them all."
- Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan
"Each year, 9/11 reminds the Afghans of an event in which they had no role whatsoever. American colonialism has shed the blood of tens of thousands of miserable and innocent Afghans."
- Statement from the Taliban