Re "The George and Saddam Show: Stones and Sticks," Commentary, Feb. 26: I think Bruce McCall has it right. His portrayal of a debate between George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein had me rolling. Nothing would be solved with these two debating, be it about weapons of mass destruction or what flavor of punch to serve after.
Why not let them duke it out? Good ol' fashioned fistfight. No gloves. Find a neutral venue, say Switzerland, and charge admission. Each country would split the proceeds. That would help offset the cost of the U.S. war on terrorism, and Iraq would get money for humanitarian needs.
If Hussein wins, the U.N. backs off and he keeps control of Iraq. Bush then has to carry around a picture of Hussein in his wallet. If Bush wins, Hussein has to be exiled to someplace far, like Antarctica, and every morning wake to "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Think of the pay-per-view money: 40 bucks a household. I'd pay to see it. Hey, Don King, you interested? Might last longer than a Mike Tyson fight.
I was not at all happy wasting my time reading McCall's commentary. Not funny, not even a little bit. I don't care that he writes for the New Yorker.
I can't believe you published this useless parody of a debate and used your valuable space.
It is demeaning to President Bush, and most of your readers don't think Saddam Hussein is the least bit amusing.
Susan Leslie Smith