Muhammad Ali refusing the draft

Discussion in 'Vietnam War' started by primalclaws1974, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. Andrew lagaluga

    Andrew lagaluga New Member

    I dont think Muhammed would have made the decision out of cowardice as he never showed fear in the ring and his career backs this up. I think hes a hero and did what everybody else should have done - imagine that - they wouldnt have the soldiers to fight and the inevitable would have happened i.e the end of a senseless war which happened eventually anyway...
  2. djordjem87

    djordjem87 New Member

    I believe he is a smart man and there is nothing heroic in going to another country that is obviously a weaker side to kill people and talk about national defence. I wouldn't go either because i am a relatively smart person as well. I realise when someone is wrong and i do love justice so all American soldiers in Vietnam died for nothing, in vain. Every USA citizen who support these so called freedom wars and questions of national security should feel ashamed of them selves. Every war is a tragedy. And you do not go attacking and invading other countries to defend. It is not soccer. It is murder!
  3. Andrew lagaluga

    Andrew lagaluga New Member

    I agree wholeheartedly mate - we need to bring our soldiers home and fight what we should be fighting and that's war itself!
  4. Theodore Rainford

    Theodore Rainford explorerx7

    I don't believe Ali was a coward, the way he fought, should probably confirm this view. There was the argument that the establishment viewed Ali as anti-establishment because of utterances he had made, hence, the reason to send him to the Vietnam War to silence him. It would be interesting to know if any other person of similar status was drafted during that period. I am not totally opposed to the draft, but I believe a country should institute this measure only when it is being attacked.

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