US President Barack Obama couldn’t hold back the tears when he went on TV on Friday and sent condolences to those who lost their loved ones in the massacre of innocents in Newtown, Connecticut last week. Twenty children — aged 6 and 7 — and seven adults, including the gunman’s own mother, were killed in that carnage.
If you’re a father — like Obama, like I am — you would be stricken with grief and anxiety. Any of those children could have been yours. You’d want to reach out to all those who lost a child, a sibling or a parent in that tragedy. Our hearts are broken.