while unlikely he was the only one who knew that they were about to get the sh*t kicked out of them by a bada** romulan ship so i guess that counts for something. Besides who else would you put in charge, chekov?
The movie was when it comes to the special effects and bringing star trek back to the big screen, Plot was kinda lame and realy stepped on what we knew as Star Trek.
They should realy make a new T.V. show dealing with the Romulan war. We would see the federation birth and growth during this time as well action from the war.