George W. Bush is like a brilliant limbo dancer: every time you think he’s gone as low as any human being could possibly go, he goes still lower. Apparently he planned to delay the announcement of the extension of tours of duty in Iraq until he could blame it on the Congressional Democrats.
Footnote Notice that the delay in informing soldiers and their families which the Administration had planned, until someone in the Pentagon accidentally told the truth, would have had real-world consequences on the plans of real, live soldiers. National Guardsmen, in particular, who planned on going back to work by a particular date to catch up on their delinquent mortgage payments might have found out the truth only when it was too late to make alternative plans to save their homes.
But none of them are Bonesmen, so who cares?