Romesh Ratnesar, deputy managing editor of Time magazine, discusses the symbolism of national security challenges such as the Somalia hostage situation. Ratnesar sees the rescue of the captain as a symbolic win for President Obama. "It is a victory politically for him because I think it gives him the opportunity to show his sort of toughness and mettle under fire. These kinds of things can go wrong so easily," he explained.

This video is from MSNBC's Morning Joe, broadcast Apr. 13, 2009.

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