Off the Record

Greta: Be proud of America's response to Flight 370 search

'Off the Record', 4/1/14: When it comes to coming together and responding to crisis situations, no one outdoes the United States


By Greta Van Susteren

Let's all go "Off the Record" for a minute. Let's talk about us. We sure know how to rally in an emergency, whether that emergency be the American response to Pearl Harbor in the Pacific, Hitler in Germany or the first responders in the seconds, minutes, days and months after 9/11, or even last week, the firefighters in Boston.

In an emergency, no one tops Americans. We all work together. And how about now? I don't know about you, but I'm proud of America's response to missing Flight 370 with 239 passengers on board and their heartbroken families, 99 percent of whom aren't even Americans. But we care. We're there helping.

That's our Navy. They get lots of credit -- long hours, pouring heart and soul into this. President Obama and the Pentagon, they get credit, too. They never said "No." They said "Go." And how about the American people, the taxpayers. This is a giant debt, but the taxpayers don't say no. They don't say it's too expensive. We say "Go."

Says a lot about us, doesn't it? We claw each other's eyes out in a political fight, but in an emergency, in the time of deep sadness, we're all on board. That's America. Everyone can take a bow tonight. That's my "Off the Record" comment.