MSNBC anchor Brian Williams has come under fire when he said “beautiful pictures” to describe the U.S. Tomahawk missiles launched at Syria Thursday, 100% Fed Up reports.
During his program “The 11th Hour,” Williams also said he was tempted to quote a line from a song by the late singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen saying, “I am guided by the beauty of our weapons.” He then described the images shown in the Pentagon-released video as “beautiful pictures of fearsome armaments.”
Williams was quickly criticized on Twitter, calling his comments as insensitive to the horrors of war. The missile attack at a Syrian air base reportedly killed at least seven people and injured nine more.
Williams was removed from NBC “Nightly News” two years ago for claiming he was on a downed helicopter in Iraq, which he later said to be false.