During an interview with CBS, Saddam Hussein challenged President Bush to a debate. Saddam proposed a "presidential campaign" style debate with live international TV/radio coverage and discussion topics such as the range of the al-Samoud missiles.
White House spokesman, Ari Fleischer countered that Saddam's offer was "not a serious statement." Fleischer went on to say that disarmament would be more helpful than debate. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/21/iraq/main541427.shtml?cmp=EM8707