"I am tempted to quote the great Leonard Cohen: 'I am guided by the beauty of our weapons'".
Of course, the once disgraced Williams is MSNBC's breaking news reporter and is supposed to hit the air whenever a big story is breaking, similar to Fox News' own anti-Trump host Shepard Smith (who also managed to t-off much of Fox's base the same night).
"And they are attractive pictures", Williams continued, "of fearsome armaments making what is, for them, a brief flight over this airfield".
The musician, who died in November at age 82, had described the work in 1988 as "a response to terrorism". "There's something about terrorism that I've always admired", he said.
If you haven't already noticed, "The 11th Hour", the 11 p.m. MSNBC show that Brian Williams was supposed to be hosting through the presidential election, is still very much in play, nearly three months into the Trump presidency.
"First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin". Major on CNN comparing the Syria strikes to Kentucky basketball.
The United States's strike on a Syrian airfield has generated confusion across the political spectrum, from President Trump's far-right supporters' anger at the move to the guarded approbation of usual Trump skeptics like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.