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Sunday, July 31, 2011

If Bush had been a real cowboy...

He'd have accepted this deal! Didn't know this, but back in 2002 Iraq's vice president suggested a duel between George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein to settle the two countries' differences (and it was to be refereed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan).

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Honestly, this is how all wars should be settled, and then I bet there would be a lot fewer wars.

Iraqi official suggests Hussein, Bush duel

(Baghdad, Iraq-AP) Oct. 3, 2002 - An Iraqi vice president offered an unusual suggestion Thursday for solving the U.S.-Iraq standoff: Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush should fight a duel to settle their differences and spare their people the ravages of war.

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan would be the referee for the duel, which should be held on neutral territory, Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan told Associated Press Television Network in an interview.

Ramadan, wearing a green uniform and a black beret, made his remarks without giving any outward sign he was joking, although reporters who were present detected a note of irony in his voice.

"Bush wants to attack the whole (of) Iraq, the army and the infrastructure," Ramadan said.

"The American president should specify a group, and we will specify a group and choose neutral ground, with Kofi Annan as referee, and use one weapon, with a president against a president, a vice president against a vice president, and a minister against a minister in a duel," Ramadan said. "In this way we are saving the American and the Iraqi people."

Iraq has two vice presidents. Ramadan did not say whether he or Taha Muhie-eldin Marouf might take on Dick Cheney.

In Washington, White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said the Iraqi offer was irresponsible and did not warrant a "serious response."

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Wes Messamore,
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