Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has acknowledged that the United States didn't understand the depth of hostility among Palestinians that led to an election victory by the militant group Hamas. "I've asked why nobody saw it coming," said Ms. Rice. "It does say something about us not having a good enough pulse." Um, Dr. Rice? Most of us figured out -- starting with 9/11 and then with the whole WMD screw-up -- that we don't know what's going on in the Middle East. Can we agree, at least as a start, is to stop referring to reports from the region as "intelligence"?