Sounds like Colmes wants to give Hashemi one of those Putin belly kisses. Says Clint via e-mail,

Colmes was waiting for me with a quote … that he thought proved Hashemi was repentant. It was Hashemi saying that Afghanistan was also one of Osama’s victims — which is different from acknowledging the Taliban was actually bad and complicit in the attack on 9/11. Saying that Afghanistan was also a victim of 9/11 is like saying in the aftermath of a bank robbery that a teller killed by the robbers, and the robbers’ getaway driver who was killed by the police, are both victims of the robber.