So let me see if I understand President Obama and national security "expert" James Lewis correctly. If, after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, we had told the Japanese that we weren't at war with them, then we could have completely avoided WWII? And we could have had FDR focus his Department of Justice on criminal prosecutions of the pilots that carried out the raid on Pearl Harbor, and then maybe gotten a restraining order from the court, enjoining the Japanese from any further attacks. OMG, it's so brilliant and simple. We could have completely avoided all of that unpleasantness if we had only had Obama as our president back then. It's pure genius!