Someone "off the record" briefed the media that Iran almost started a war with their aggressive actions in the Gulf of Hormuz. Front page news and all over the usual suspects pages and airwaves while Bush was visiting the Middle East.
Those damn Iranian rubber boats were threatening our battleships!
How does it look now?
Turns out it was greatly exaggerated to hype the Iran threat connected with Bush's foreign policy mission to a credulous media.
I just love those "off the record" Republican guys at the Department of Defense.