Brokaw Also Thinks Obama Should Have Left the Baseball Game Following Brussels

‘It was devastating in Europe but at the same time the symbolism is that the president stayed a president baseball game all day long’

BROKAW: “Well, what we saw yesterday was the clear definition of asymmetrical warfare. In the big picture we may say they’re losing but they’re still capable of causing this kind of havoc, this kind of damage. So much of politics and national security is a combination of symbolism and reality. The reality is that we did have that attack yesterday. It was unnerving to us. It was devastating in Europe. But at the same time, the symbolism is that the president stayed at a baseball game all day long where you would have thought he would have said, look, we've got more business that I have to deal with, I wish you well, get on the phone, we've to put together some kind of a bulletproof syndicate to deal with all this. There’s a real urgency about it and he has got to convey that, not just to the American people but to the world."

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