U.S. President George W. Bush, right, walks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin after their talks during a refueling stop at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, en route to Singapore Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006. Bush, eager for Russia's help in resolving nuclear disputes with North Korea and Iran, tended to the sometimes frosty Washington-Moscow relationship Wednesday by paying a quick call on Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)Uh, OK... whatever. Get a load of this:
"We, the United States, and others who might be threatened by these developments will have to look at how to respond and inevitably I think people will have to look at the question of pre-emption," the official told reporters.Should I clear my calendar for Friday, then?
"I think it's inevitable that any American administration, not just this administration but future administrations, will have to look at pre-emptive strategies," he said.
He was not saying that the United States was going to launch a pre-emptive strike "tomorrow," he said.