Monday, April 10, 2006

Non-denial denial: part 2

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.
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"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."

3 Comments:

Anonymous RandyH said...

Yes, it seems "wild speculation" is today's talking point. See Helen Thomas' exchange with Scotty this morning.

She just jumped in right away with a series of questions everyone wants answers to and of course Scotty gave the predictable non-denial denials to everything. Gotta love the way she bats that little boy around though.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous RandyH said...

Just for fun, I just ran a Google News search, sorted by date on the words "Wild Speculation" and it's interesting how much that term is being reported today and how they all seem to be about Iran. 341 times so far today.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"wild speculation" 2 word Repulsive taking point of the day as demonstrated by randyh's goole search. You sure have to admire how "on cue" everybody is right down from the President and Congress to the talking heads news media.

6:12 PM  

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