October 4, 2002
3:12 PM   Subscribe

Fight of the Century? Bush and Hussein 1 on 1? This isn't the first time it's been suggested that state/world leaders just leave their populations out of it and go at it one on one, but this is the first time I've heard it specifically suggested. What'll you bet the majority of both populations would really be curious to see this duel? What'll you bet that even George's richest friends might sell him out for the pay-per-view rights?
posted by namespan (13 comments total)

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Now you've done it! Matt's going to club a baby seal to death!
posted by tingley at 3:17 PM on October 4, 2002

Can we please have this posted more...
posted by rudyfink at 3:18 PM on October 4, 2002

Also, partway through a one of the recent white house press briefings, Ari Fleischer responds to a question about it. Interestingly enough, Fleischer doesn't say what I think would have been the obvious retort: that this isn't about a personal vendetta, it's a bout security and values (and strategic interestis). Rather, it's a series of ad hominem attacks. I was surprised.

Finally, despite coming off as flippant as I was above, I really am interested to see what people think about the "heads of state duel" method of conflict resolution. Worked for Israel against the Phillistines, so I hear...
posted by namespan at 3:19 PM on October 4, 2002

I'm no fan of W, but I'd have to put my money on him. Saddam is not a young man, despite the dye jobs and skin treatments. W is a former party boy who can hold his liquor and runs 5 miles every morning. Our questionably elected leader can kick your fraudulently elected leader's ass! I'd be worried about Cheney though.
posted by elwoodwiles at 3:21 PM on October 4, 2002

Saddam's a wimp. Mullah Omar challenged Bush AND Blair to a duel.. And Mullah Omar is blind in one eye!

Taliban minister challenges Bush and Blair to duel
posted by Babylonian at 3:25 PM on October 4, 2002

Is Matt on vacation or something?
posted by Shadowkeeper at 3:32 PM on October 4, 2002

Bush will have to beexcused so he can do his duty with Texas air national guard.
If Bush lost, do we all become Iraquis?
posted by Postroad at 3:32 PM on October 4, 2002

posted by matteo at 3:36 PM on October 4, 2002

Um, doduble post today? Geez, even I'm carping about it...
posted by Shane at 3:45 PM on October 4, 2002

Should be, "Um, 4th double-post today..." See, now you got me flustered.
posted by Shane at 3:46 PM on October 4, 2002

crap! I should check metatalk first and then check the filter.
posted by elwoodwiles at 3:48 PM on October 4, 2002

*leaves, slams door*
posted by elwoodwiles at 3:49 PM on October 4, 2002

You all know, of course that if it happens, it'll be broadcast on Fox.
posted by atom128 at 3:55 PM on October 4, 2002

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