Beyond offering sympathy and condolences, it’s difficult to comment on the Brussels attack without seeming unduly harsh and/or inappropriate.
We’ve seen this, and we’ll see it again. This is a long-term fight that must be waged with great vigor and unceasing energy and, yes, violence.
It’s also a fight that is beyond petty politics – a statement that is both obvious and naïve at the same time.
Like all good men and women across the world, I stand today with the citizens of Brussels and Belgium.