10 years ago today, during president Clinton's last few months in office, the USS Cole was attacked by Al-Qaeda suicide bombers in a port in Yemen. 17 sailors were killed and 39 injured. It's hard not to look back and wonder "what if?". What if our response had been bigger then? What if government agencies had communicated better? What if the events of the following year could have been prevented? Today we honor the memory of those who bravely put their lives on the line to defend liberty. And we regret that we didn't take seriously the threat until too late.