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Reader comment on item: Muhammad Ali v. George W. Bush

Submitted by luther garcia (United States), Nov 30, 2005 at 10:19

I believe that in that one motion, Mr. Ali managed to sum up this president and his presidency.

Do you believe that they would have put Ali in a dangerous position in the Army? Unlikely. Is it so hard to beleive that he had genuine religious beliefs that he followed to the detriment of his career? He was banned from boxing as a result of his refusal to go to vietnam. Your lovely president hid out here in the states rather than go.

At least Ali had enough conviction to risk his future career on his religious beliefs.

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