Bush slams 'wild speculation' about Iran military strikes - MarketWatch:
"'I know, I know, we hear in Washington, you know, 'prevention means force.' It doesn't mean force, necessarily. In this case, it means diplomacy,' Bush said, in a speech at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
'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,' Bush said.
Bush and administration officials have said in the past that military options remain on the table.
Several reports this weekend said the administration was examining the possibility of military strikes. And The New Yorker magazine reported that the officials have pondered the use of nuclear weapons against Iran's underground nuclear sites.
The reports were credited with boosting gold prices and driving oil futures to a nine-week high. See related story. End of Story"