Mac is addressing bureaucrats during an after action report in which Houston went through a mock attack. They were questioning his abilities to predict potential problems. This was his response.
Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Wings of Eagles)
Did you know that
General Billy Mitchell ran into the same hardheadedness that you
are showing right now?! We all know what Billy Mitchell did, don’t
we? If not he attacked Pearl Harbor using 3 squadrons of aircraft
at different time intervals in 1938. We should all know what
happened on 7 Dec 1941.” Mac saw several nods from the audience.
“From 1995 - 2001, I had foretold and gave warning to the
government that we were vulnerable to attack. I was told impossible
or was asked how it could be done. My answer at that time was,
‘they could hijack a bunch of airplanes and slam them into