The more I think about it, the more I marvel (as in previous item) at Sec. Chertoff's "gut feeling" comment. It's very much in the spirit of the wonderful "Demotivational" posters offered by Despair.com:
Think if Sec. Chertoff had been on hand at other big moments in history:
Valley Forge, 1778, Michael Chertoff (standing in for George Washington): I dunno, it's just a gut feeling, but I think the most powerful army on earth is going to crush us like bugs.
Hanoi, 1967, Michael Chertoff (standing in for Ho Chi Minh): See Valley Forge, above.
Albuquerque, NM, 1975, Michael Chertoff (standing in for Bill Gates): It's just a gut feeling, but I'm going to look like an idiot for dropping out of college and coming to cheap digs in the desert to start this company.
Superbowl XLI, 2007, Indianapolis Colts huddle, Michael Chertoff (standing in for Peyton Manning): Listen up, guys. It's just a gut feeling, but I don't think we're ever going to shake this "loser" curse.
And so on.
To do homage to the "serious" motivational posters for a moment: Attitude can't guarantee victory, but bad attitude can guarantee defeat.