Skip to comments.Ahmadinejad challenges Bush to debate
Posted on 08/29/2006 2:41:00 PM PDT by Cementjungle
TEHRAN (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday challenged President Bush to a televised debate and voiced defiance as a deadline neared for Iran to halt work the West fears is a step toward building nuclear bombs.
"Peaceful nuclear energy is the right of the Iranian nation ... it wants to use it and no one can stop it," he told a news conference.
The White House said Ahmadinejad's call for a presidential debate on global concerns was a "diversion."
The U.N. Security Council has given Iran until Thursday to suspend uranium enrichment -- a process which can produce fuel for civilian reactors or explosive material for warheads -- and has threatened to consider sanctions if it does so.
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A debate would afford the nutjob too much respectability.
LOVE that animated gif! :)
As I said for the poll.....this is dumb. Please folks, we all know the story.
Maybe instead of a debate, the US could show them firsthand how to blow up a nuclear bomb.
Ahmadinejad is playing to his friends like Kerry, Gore, Clinton, and the rest of his new coalition.
[Ahmadinejad condemned the U.S. and British roles in the world since World War Two. "Isn't it time that international relations are founded on democracy and equal rights of the nations?" he asked. "I suggest holding a live TV debate with Mr George W. Bush to talk about world affairs and the ways to solve those issues.]
Democracy? In Iran? Since when?
["The debate should be go uncensored in order for the American people to be able to listen to what we say and they should not restrict the American people from hearing the truth."]
That is as opposed to the "truth" that his government always gives to the Iranian people (those who are not hanged for opposing the Iranian Govt.
[Ahmadinejad brushed off calls by John Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., for sanctions if Iran ignores the U.N. deadline.]
Sounds like he is not worried about sanctions given that his Russian and Chinese friends are there to help.
Turn Tehran into a glass parking lot and be done with it!
We might as well debate Osama bin Ladin.
I'm not shaking hands with him any sooner than about ten half-lives of U-235, which is about 7.6 billion years.
Invite him to the ranch for a mountain biking duel. Then put him in chains (after the ride).
Maybe he wants to talk about a lockbox.....
"Gee, Mahmoud, I wouldn't stand a chance against you -
you're da MasterdeBater." - Dubya
This guy really knows how to soften up liberals. Oh how their little hearts must ache to cuddle up and have dialouge with Iran.
Uhh... judging from the dear president's responses to Mike Wallace during the softball interview I hardly believe that we would see any actual substantial answers to the important questions (anihilation of Israel, reason for unfettered nuclear power in a oil-drenched country, etc).
If Democrats take the House and Senate..this is
the pattern they will pursue...and the country will really
be in a bind...Appese..appease...and bang..you are
There is nothing to debate. I hope we talk with the military.
>>>["The debate should be go uncensored in order for the American people to be able to listen to what we say and they should not restrict the American people from hearing the truth."]
I'm assuming here the debate will be conducted in English since Bush doesn't speak Persian. I don't even know if the prime minister of Iran speaks English too. I believe he speaks other languages besides Persian, but does he speak English too?
Not sure. During the Wallace debate (debacle) there was an interpreter. My fear is that Am a dinner jacket doesn't really want a debate, but an opportunity to take out the President of the United States.