This Memorial Day weekend, I watched a few documentaries on war. A couple were about the Pearl Harbor attack and a couple were on Sept. 11, 01. The intelligence and other evidence that was received and either missed or dismissed as unimportant in both tragedies is incredible. I'm left scratching my head. Wondering how this, the greatest Nation on this planet, with the resources we have at our disposal, can miss such vital information still in this day and age. Thinking of how different the scenarios could have played out, and how the outcomes could have been so much better had the powers that be paid more attention to detail just boggles my mind. I hate to sound like a hawk here, but I think we coddle our adversaries a bit too much and over use diplomatic tactics when it is obvious that an attack is looming. I guess George Santayana's old adage is true. "Those that cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". The problem is, the folks that apparently cannot remember the past are the decision makers that are suppose to protect us from our enemies.