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OfflineAngry Mycologist
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CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate
    #1331764 - 02/24/03 02:43 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Monday, February 24, 2003 Posted: 7:51 PM EST (0051 GMT)
Taken from http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/02/24/sprj.irq.saddam.debate/index.html

NEW YORK (CNN) -- CBS News reported Monday that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has challenged President Bush to a live international television and radio debate via satellite, saying, "As leaders, why don't we use this opportunity?"

"I am ready ... to conduct a direct dialogue, a debate, with your president," Saddam was quoted as telling news anchor Dan Rather in a three-hour interview. "I will say what I want, and he will say what he wants."

If Bush is "committed to war," Saddam said, this would be his chance to "convince the world."

Asked if he was joking, the Iraqi president said, "This is something proposed in earnest, out of my respect for the people of the United States and my respect for the people of Iraq and the people of the world. I call for this because war is not a joke."

The White House said it was not taking Saddam's debate suggestion seriously.

"There's no debating what's required of him," White House communications director Dan Bartlett told CNN.

CBS did not broadcast portions of the interview Monday, but it showed graphics of quotes from the interview. It said portions of the interview will be shown Wednesday on "60 Minutes II."

According to CBS, Saddam also flatly denied that Al Samoud 2 missiles violated U.N. range restrictions and indicated he has no plans to destroy them, as demanded by U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix. Blix has put a Saturday deadline for Iraq to begin destroying the missiles.

"Iraq is allowed to prepare proper missiles, and we are committed to that," Saddam was quoted as telling Rather.

Is the Al Samoud 2 proper?

"We do not have missiles that go beyond the prescribed range," he said.

Earlier, Iraqi officials said they were considering how to respond to the Blix demand that Iraq begin destroying the missiles this weekend.

If Iraq does not comply, White House officials said, Saddam is helping to make the case for a new U.S.-backed resolution, introduced Monday, that could clear the way for military action against Iraq.


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1331795 - 02/24/03 02:50 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I'm getting a blank tape ready as we speak.  It there is to be a debate, I'm not gonna miss it. :grin:

Who wants to wage a bet that Bush doesn't have the guts to debate his Nemesis?


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: MushyMay]
    #1331880 - 02/24/03 03:20 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

First Saddam would have to be serious. Are you so naive as to believe he is?


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1331905 - 02/24/03 03:27 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

First Saddam would have to be serious.

Well there's only one way to find out, Saddam has offered to pitch (even if he may just step off the mound at the last moment), now Bush should step up to the plate. I think it would be interesting if Bush accepted, then it would be up to Saddam to back up his words.


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1331920 - 02/24/03 03:32 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Remember when Sadam challenged Bush to a duel... Now that would be good..

Quote:

"We do not have missiles that go beyond the prescribed range," he said.



Its true.. This is a source of GREAT misinformation.
All reports say that the misiles tested were only between 10 to 25 miles over their range limit and these misiles were missing their guidance systems which add extra weight and when added make them perfectly within their accepted range.

Its not like they have Thousands and Thousands of ICBMsand are the only nation ever to use a weapon of mass destruction on an enemy.


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1331921 - 02/24/03 03:33 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

The least Bush could do is debate Saddam before he blows him to pieces.


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: Anonymous]
    #1331977 - 02/24/03 03:49 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I agree with most of the responses so far. Seems like a perfect opportunity for Bush to "strut his stuff". If he tries getting his way out of this one (i.e. "I will not debate with an evil-doer!") then I think my previous feelings about Bush will be justified (In my eyes).


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1331993 - 02/24/03 03:54 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I was just wondering this, but, has Bush and Saddam ever talked on the phone, or talked to eachother in real time?

If Bush doesn't "debate" with Saddam, and instead just goes and bombs him, I really feel that would be very unfair. I mean, really, we have only heard the US/UK government's point of view on the entire situation. We have never heard from Saddam himself, and that is pretty scary to me...we could be completely brainwashed to the fact that he even has any sort of weapons at all.

I dont think Saddam is joking... like he said War is not a JOKE! I'm sure he'd like to talk about this before getting most of his fucking country destroyed by the UN.


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1332029 - 02/24/03 04:07 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Saddam was asked if he was serious and he said he was. I think it would be pathetic for Bush to dismiss a debate based on the grounds that "he" doesn't "think" that Saddam is serious. Bush should accept the challenge and see what happens. Personally I don't think he will do it. As stated above, maybe Saddam will back out at the last minute anyway. We'll never know unless they give it a try.

Of course this whole interview with Saddam could be fake. So it looks like Saddam challenges Bush, then Bush plays hard to get but caves in. Then, of course, Saddam doesn't show up and he looks like a liar. That would work well for the US. (note: this is simply a fabricated idea to illustrate that there is no harm in questioning EVERYTHING)


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: MushyMay]
    #1332034 - 02/24/03 04:09 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

If Bush is so sure of Saddam's "wrong-doings" then why would he back down from such a debate? We'll see.


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: MushyMay]
    #1332036 - 02/24/03 04:10 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

It would be interesting. IMO, Saddam is full of shit and wouldn't follow through. Even if he was, I have my doubts as to whether Bush would take him up on it.

It would be quite the sight.


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: GabbaDj]
    #1332061 - 02/24/03 04:16 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Remember when Sadam challenged Bush to a duel... Now that would be good.



I would love to see that happen! That way, it's just one-on-one instead of a war, and no matter who wins, the world will have one less evil tyrant to deal with.


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1332065 - 02/24/03 04:17 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

No doubt Saddam is full of shit. But he's put the offer out there so now the ball is in Bush's court.

I think it would be something of a spectacle if this debate were to go ahead. I really want to see Bush take up the offer. As I said, I'll have a blank tape ready. I really, really, really, really want Bush to do this. He has absolutely no justifiable reason not to debate Saddam.


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: MushyMay]
    #1332114 - 02/24/03 04:45 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Theres no reason for bush to accept the challenge...
They will just say he wasn't serious and discredit him. :tongue:


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1332335 - 02/24/03 05:57 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Do you really think Bush's P.R. people would let him participate in an unscripted debate?

LOL :laugh:

Can't let the inarticulate hick embarass America(anymore than he already has).


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: MushyMay]
    #1332372 - 02/24/03 06:32 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Remember that he barely would even debate Gore and that the both of them wouldn't even think of talking to Nader.

Regarding the missles, A friend who used to target nuclear war heads for the airforce said that there is probably no way those missles are out of line with compliance and they could just be tested to see if they were anyway......


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1332389 - 02/24/03 06:40 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

they should have a boxing match.


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1332416 - 02/24/03 06:47 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Instead of a debate, how about a reality show where Bush and Saddam have to live together for a month and complete bizarre "challenges"?


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: Phluck]
    #1332429 - 02/24/03 06:51 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

In all seriousness, I'll bet Saddam would slaughter Bush in a one on one debate. Saddam just seems like a smooth talker.

Bush avoids press conferences, debates, and any situation where he has to think on his feet.


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Re: CBS: Saddam challenges Bush to debate [Re: Phluck]
    #1332751 - 02/24/03 09:46 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Instead of a debate, how about a reality show where Bush and Saddam have to live together for a month and complete bizarre "challenges"?




"I'm a dictator, get me out of here!" ?


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