Bush Does Want To Debate Saddam
The White House is miffed that CBS did not give the Bush Administration a rebuttal of Saddam Hussein's interview with Dan Rather. White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer says CBS rejected an offer to have a representative correct Saddam's comments after the interview. "This seems odd they wouldn't let the White House have a voice," Fleischer said.
You can see how the White House, which just hasn't had any opportunity to get its Iraq views out to the public, would be upset, but there's already an offer on the table for such an exchange of ideas, if President Bush (or as Saddam says, "Mr. Bush") is man enough to take up the challenge.