Some times ya just need to keep ur mouth shut.
Or you need to run it wide open. Nixon said he had a “secret plan” to end the Vietnam War. At the same time his campaign was leaking to foreign diplomats that Nixon was a “mad man” on the issue of North Vietnam and may be planning a nuclear strike.
After Reagan was elected but before he was inaugurated his staff told several nationally syndicated columnists that the American hostages in Iran might have to be sacrificed in the retaliation he had planned against Iran. The plan was to attack Iran's industrial sector and oil depots with ballistic missiles from offshore.