First of all to me this story is new, never heard of it before and couldn't even find it here after searching unless its hiding under another
so for those like me who never heard of it before, here is what happened
in 1990 after the invasion of Kuwait by the Iraqi troops some American hostages were taken to Iraq , but on October Saddam released the women and
children and kept the men.
on November 23 Mohammad Ali went to Iraq where he was invited by a peace organization lead by Ramsey Clark a former US attorney general in hope that
alis popularity would help release the remaining hostages, and it did when Saddam Husein promised Ali that he will not leave empty handed.
It takes a hell of a man to gain freedom by use of the fist, but a legendary man to give others freedom by way of his mere presence.
It is strange to me, that such a lesson has been easily forgotten over such a short period, although, I suppose it should not seem strange, because
this is the way mankind operates. It forgets what it must remember, and remembers that which is best forgotten, to its detriment.
What i love about Ali: he was called "The Greatest" not because people saw him and gave him that name. No, he was called "The Greatest" because he
gave himself that name, and no one dared argue with him.
I've always appreciated his rather soft spoken bravado. You could always see that smile just lurking behind the words. Watching him deteriorate was
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