I don't think the American people will stand for the status quo reporting of UFOs anymore. Its time to take the subject seriously and have science look into it. Of course we don't need another "PR" campaign like Project Blue Book, but a serious independent scientific study that will advance our knowledge of the phenomenon.
2008 will go down in UFO history as a banner year. A "flap" as it is called. Perhaps we haven't learned much more about the phenomenon but at least the people are growing tired of the same rhetoric and how the subject is treated, and this change will bring on more disclosure.