Greta: Heartbroken over Chattanooga

By Greta Van Susteren

Let's all go "Off the Record" for a minute. I bet you feel like I do - heartbroken. Four U.S. Marines gunned down - murdered - in Chattanooga.

I keep thinking of them and their families. They all started the day expecting to return home after work - so distressing. Our military and their families have already sacrificed so much for us, thousands in uniform have died, leaving behind spouses, siblings, parents, friends, and children. And they died protecting our liberties and also protecting the lives of people they have never even met. So, everyone feels terrible when we hear about when one of our military steps on an IED in Afghanistan in Iraq.

But for some reason, and I just can't explain why, for me there is something that is even more painful when members of our military - today marines - lose their lives right here at home. That is not supposed to happen, right here on American soil. I somehow expect to protect them when they're home, so that they are safe, and that just didn't happen today.

That's my "Off the Record" comment tonight.