Monday, April 27, 2009

There's a word for this . . .

"[T]he Obama administration is quietly pushing forward with efforts to reopen channels of communication with Cuba, according to White House and State Department officials. The officials said informal meetings were being planned between the State Department and Cuban diplomats in the United States to determine whether the two governments could open formal talks on a variety of issues, including migration, drug trafficking and other regional security matters. . . . to see whether the United States and Cuba could develop a “serious, civil, open relationship.” . . . Officials who discussed the plans did so on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the efforts. . . . [b]ut their comments indicated a departure from the White House’s previous position that it would not make further moves toward engagement until the Castro government reciprocated President Obama's lifting of restrictions on Cuban-Americans who wished to travel to Cuba or send money to relatives on the island."

What do you call it when you publicly announce one policy, but secretly follow another?