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Brian Williams Calls Missiles Beautiful

Brian Williams Actually Described the Syria Missile Attack as "Beautiful" — Twice


As the US missile attack on Syria unfolded on Thursday night, MSNBC's Brian Williams called it "beautiful" — twice — in a TV moment that quickly sparked outrage.

In the clip ahead, Williams comments on the missile attack, referring to the photos and video coming out of Syria as "these beautiful pictures of the night." Williams even compares the images to a Leonard Cohen song: "I am tempted to quote the great Leonard Cohen — 'I am guided by the beauty of our weapons.'" Williams then once again calls the moment beautiful, saying, "They are beautiful pictures of fearsome armaments, making what is for them a brief flight over this airfield. What did they hit?" You can watch it ahead.


The internet quickly reacted with anger.




Others were confused about why he quoted "First We Take Manhattan" by Leonard Cohen.



And some took the time to make fun of Williams for his previous lies about an event that happened in Iraq.


Others just made fun of the entire situation.



Some defended Williams.


We have a feeling Williams will be choosing his words more carefully next time.

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