WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush on Monday dismissed as "wild speculation" reports that his administration has considered nuclear strikes against sites in Iran to prevent the nation from building nuclear weapons.
Bush addressed the issue during comments at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington.
He emphasized that his administration is trying to resolve concerns over Iran through diplomacy.
"The doctrine of prevention is to work together to prevent the Iranians from having a nuclear weapon," the president said.
"And by the way, I read the articles in the newspapers this weekend. It was just wild speculation, by the way. What you're reading is wild speculation. Which is, kind of a -- you know, happens quite frequently here in the nation's capital."
Still no denial.
Kids, try this at home: when your folks ask if you have been smoking pot, say, "Mom, Dad, you are just engaging in wild speculation."