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Draft evader

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Submitted by JK (United Kingdom), Nov 30, 2005 at 07:39

Daniel Pipes believes: "A draft evader, incidentally, is particularly ill-suited to receive the Medal of Freedom". Certainly a point worth arguing. He fails to mention that the president who presented the medal evaded Vietnam himself through his priviledged background, or is supported by a vice-president who had "other priorities". Quite unlike Ali who refused the draft because of his conscience and beliefs....

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