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Submitted by Donald W. Bales (United States), Nov 29, 2005 at 19:51

I voted for W. twice and probably would again if he could run. I usually defend his actions, but I cannot defend this one. He acted as though he didn't have a lick of sense.

If it was a play to the blacks, it didn't work. But then nothing would work with many of them who have been hoodwinked by the liberals and Democrats, who have done absolutely nothing to help the majority of them in the last thirty years. Even the civil rights bill that Johnson promoted would have never been passed if left to the Democrats.

Even ignorant (uneducated) blacks could see through the Ali ploy and would have only contempt for such obvious pandering.
Ali deserved a kick in the rear more than he deserved the medal. It cheapened the medal for all the others who had received it.
Just as the Nobel Peace Prize was cheapened by being given to Arafat and Carter. Their efforts did not promote peace-quite the contrary. Egypt never stopped vilifying Israel in its madrasas and media. Some peace!
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