Iranian President Calls for TV Debate with Bush

After his kid-gloves interview with Mike Wallace, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has full confidence in his ability to get a favorable debate moderator to oversee a televised debate between himself and President Bush. Perhaps Katie Couric?

Reports Reuters:

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad voiced defiance on Tuesday as a deadline neared for Iran to halt work the West fears is a step toward building nuclear bombs, and challenged President Bush to televised debate.

In a news conference, Ahmadinejad condemned the U.S. and British role in the world since World War Two but made no direct mention of the international nuclear confrontation.

"I suggest holding a live TV debate with Mr. George W. Bush to talk about world affairs and the ways to solve those issues," he said.