Interview with Muhammad Ali
QUESTION 9
SAM POLLARD:

Now, the press conference in Miami in '66, you said, "Keep asking me, no matter how long on the war in Vietnam, I sing a song. I ain't got no quarrel with the Vietcong." Now, why'd you say that?

MUHAMMAD ALI:

Because it's true. At that time, I could see they were wrong, the war was wrong, and my conscience didn't allow me to be killing people, so I really was willing to go to jail. The Supreme Court said I was right, because they recognized me as a minister, but, what was your question?