Rice insists Cheney doesn’t want to bomb Iran.

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"Rice insists Cheney doesn’t want to bomb Iran."

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice insisted today that Vice President Cheney “fully supports a diplomatic course over Iran’s nuclear program, denying impressions of divisions among President Bush’s foreign-policy advisers.”

Rice was responding to remarks made by Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency. ElBaradei told BBC Radio that the world risked a war in Iran because of “new crazies who say ‘let’s go and bomb Iran.’ ”

Asked who the “new crazies” were, ElBaradei replied: “Those who have extreme views and say the only solution is to impose your will by force.”

Rice said she had “no idea” who the IAEA chief was talking about. “But when pressed by a reporter on whether ElBaradei’s reference could include Cheney,” she said the President’s policy is “supported by all of the members of his cabinet — and by the vice president of the United States.”

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