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Ahmadinejad challenges Bush to debate
Reuters (via Yahoo News) ^ | 8/29/2006 | By Parisa Hafezi

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.

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"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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; iran

1 posted on 08/29/2006 2:41:01 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle
George debated Saddam once...

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2 posted on 08/29/2006 2:42:45 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Cementjungle

A debate would afford the nutjob too much respectability.


3 posted on 08/29/2006 2:42:56 PM PDT by kevkrom (War is not about proportionality. Knitting is about proportionality. War is about winning.)
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To: digger48

LOVE that animated gif! :)


4 posted on 08/29/2006 2:44:02 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: Cementjungle

As I said for the poll.....this is dumb. Please folks, we all know the story.


5 posted on 08/29/2006 2:44:08 PM PDT by Nothometoday
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To: Cementjungle

Maybe instead of a debate, the US could show them firsthand how to blow up a nuclear bomb.


6 posted on 08/29/2006 2:46:07 PM PDT by boughtwithaprice
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To: Cementjungle

Ahmadinejad is playing to his friends like Kerry, Gore, Clinton, and the rest of his new coalition.


7 posted on 08/29/2006 2:48:05 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: Cementjungle

[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!


8 posted on 08/29/2006 2:51:20 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: Cementjungle
Ahmadinejad challenges Bush to debate

Pyx challenges Ahmadinejad to Tiddly-Winks. Pyx even offers to supply a baby-booster seat for Ahmadinejad's high-chair.
9 posted on 08/29/2006 2:51:33 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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10 posted on 08/29/2006 2:55:47 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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.........laughs.........

We might as well debate Osama bin Ladin.


11 posted on 08/29/2006 3:15:07 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: Cementjungle
"A nation that has been able to attain the nuclear fuel cycle with its bare hands can solve any other problems."

I'm not shaking hands with him any sooner than about ten half-lives of U-235, which is about 7.6 billion years.

12 posted on 08/29/2006 3:23:00 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Creating the <a href="http://clinton.senate.gov">straddle</a> Google bomb one post at a time.)
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To: Cementjungle

Invite him to the ranch for a mountain biking duel. Then put him in chains (after the ride).


13 posted on 08/29/2006 3:57:04 PM PDT by Dark Skies
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To: Cementjungle

Maybe he wants to talk about a lockbox.....


14 posted on 08/29/2006 4:02:21 PM PDT by clintonh8r (American first, conservative second.....Republican a distant third.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Iran's top ace to deliver bomb:


15 posted on 08/29/2006 4:03:05 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Cementjungle

16 posted on 08/29/2006 4:19:47 PM PDT by mirkwood (Gun control isn't about guns. It's about control.)
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To: Cementjungle

"Gee, Mahmoud, I wouldn't stand a chance against you -
you're da MasterdeBater." - Dubya


17 posted on 08/29/2006 4:33:08 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Cementjungle
Put it on television. I would pay money however to see the look on Ahmadinehad's face when Bush informs him on live TV that Iran's nuclear facilities are at that moment being totally destroyed, then runs the bombing footage live and finally has half a dozen Marines frog march Ahmadinejad off camera under arrest as an international terrorist.
18 posted on 08/29/2006 4:39:17 PM PDT by Modok
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To: Cementjungle
"He also said Iran would consider renewing ties with the United States but that it was up to Washington to act after cutting relations shortly after the 1979 Islamic revolution. "

This guy really knows how to soften up liberals. Oh how their little hearts must ache to cuddle up and have dialouge with Iran.

19 posted on 08/29/2006 5:01:11 PM PDT by Hound of the Baskervilles (A)
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To: Cementjungle

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).


20 posted on 08/29/2006 5:17:53 PM PDT by SoCal_Republican
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles

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
dead...Jake


21 posted on 08/29/2006 5:18:49 PM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: Cementjungle

There is nothing to debate. I hope we talk with the military.


22 posted on 08/29/2006 5:19:48 PM PDT by ladyinred (Leftists, the enemy within.)
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To: SoldierDad

>>>["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?


23 posted on 08/29/2006 5:26:43 PM PDT by stultorum
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To: stultorum

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.


24 posted on 08/30/2006 8:06:34 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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25 posted on 08/31/2006 12:09:37 AM PDT by cartoonistx
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