The government leaked news of a plot to bomb a tunnel and flood New York. This time the President and the right-wing chorus are not calling for the execution of the leakers.
It turns out the suspects were arrested months ago, and the news leak held for the beginning of Bush’s new PR effort to try to bring up his poll numbers.
No, it’s not a change in policy. It’s a new media strategy.
So it might or might not be for real. The problem is that Bush’s credibility is so low that half of Americans just don’t believe anything he says. Of course, that’s their fault, not Bush’s.