Civ 5 refers to the attack on Pearl Harbor as a "brilliant surprise attack"?
The Civ 5 help page for Carriers (along with the Civ 5 wiki page for Carriers) states the following:
"The first flight of an aircraft from an American vessels came in 1910. While some traditionalists fought the development of the carrier, claiming that the battleship was and would always remain the backbone of a modern navy, carriers were in production in navies across the world by the 1920s. In December of 1941 the Japanese navy proved the power of aircraft carriers beyond the shadow of a doubt by destroying much of the American Pacific fleet (including most of its vaunted battleships) in a brilliant surprise attack at Pearl Harbor. By an extraordinary stroke of fortune the American carriers were not at port when the attack occurred, and these were able to slow the Japanese advance until the massive US carrier production effort began to bear fruit, eventually resulting in overwhelming American carrier (and air) superiority, and crushing defeat for Japan."
More like a cowardly surprise attack. There is no brilliance in attacking people who do not even know you are at war with them.
This almost makes me want to write to 2k and demand they change this sentence.