Iranian President Ahmadinejad wants to debate American "President" Dubya Monkeyface . He wants to sit in a room and presumably construct some arguments about why a Mideast country would want to be enriching uranium, despite what The Great Satan thinks. He wants to convince Bush that they are pursuing alternative energy sources, not weapons of mass destruction. He wants to blow smoke up the ass of your President - and that his right to do so. Bush won't go, though, 'cause he's a candy-ass wimp, just like his old fucking man.
Say what you want about Richard Milhous Nixon, and much of it will apply to the current man in office. Haunted by his religion, willing to exploit minorities for their votes, bombs the shit out of other countries on a whim, lies to the press and the public, treads on the Constitution of the US like it was a floormat in a gas station shitter, makes a mockery of the office of Chief Executive. Nixon, however, in spite of his viciousness, his brutality, his inferiority complex, and his murderous and decietful criminality, was no milquetoast, not like Monkeyface, the man without a brain, and now it would appear - a spine. (A complete lack of frontal lobe and central nervous system would explain a great deal about this Presidency.) Did Nixon back down from the Kitchen Debates? Hell, no. That would have been dishonorable. Khrushchev debated Nixon throughout the entire trade fair in Moscow, in a series of unplanned impromtu exchanges, and did it at the height of the Cold War.
The thing is, one of the points Nixon made repeatedly during the kitchen debates was about how much freedom of information they represented. Here is a debate between two opposed world leaders, and everyone in the US would see it, whether their Preisdent "did well" or not. Would the Soviets make the same claim? Khrushchev was cagey on that one, and it intimated that he had something to hide. It's sad when I get that same vibe from OUR president, now. The man has something to hide. Maybe it's a motivational condundrum, maybe it's a sheer lack of brain power, or maybe the puppeteer team has to reassemble the "debate President" from 2004, this time without the lump.
Every day leads to just a little more hatred. And now, I go listen to Charlie Parker.