From watching the way the Social Security Piratization
is taking shape it would seem that Bush is putting forth background briefings to test plans, and then complaining when there is a negative reaction to what was said: Plausible Deniability
taken to absurd lengths.
Until Bush writes something down and submits it, we don't know what he's going to do. Bush is selling vaporware
, a simulation that can be altered until it reflects the desires of his target customer base. I have been in the computer business long enough to remember shows where the "hardware" displayed out front were empty cases with the displays powered by a much larger computer behind a curtain in the back of the booth.
At this point all that is certain is Bush's desire to destroy Social Security, and hide the real deficit he has created.
The world will not continue to fund his "borrow and spend" policies. While Secretary Snow may, indeed, have a bad cold, he may also be avoiding a G7 meeting that will feature complaints about US economic problems.