Of course, the Bush Administration has been known to do "ridiculous" things
From the New York Times:
Later in the day, Mr. Bush met with European leaders at the headquarters of the European Union, and at a news conference afterward reiterated that the United States was not on the verge of war with Iran. But he did not rule out, as he has not in the past, military action.
"This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous," he said, then added, to some laughter in the room, "and having said that, all options are on the table."
I think that was the "laughing at" kind of laughter, not the "laughing with."
You can see the tape for yourself here.