Simone, my beautiful 21 year old doing a semester abroad in Paris for her junior year at Northwestern was just an eyewitness to horrifying history tonight. She and her friends were at the big soccer stadium watching the France vs Germany game when the attacks happened. The French president was also watching the match when three explosions rang out.
The crowds were evacuated and chaos gripped the city. Thankfully a friend who lives in Paris rescued Sim and her friends who were stranded when authorities closed the metro and shut down cab service.
Having covered dozens of these terror attacks over the years all I can say is how different and more difficult it is when your own children are involved.
Thank God my family has been spared. But we send our sincerest condolences to the families of the victims. As the death toll continues to rise, there will be far too many in need of comfort tonight.
ISIS must be crushed. The time for half measures is passed. They are getting too close to home.