There was a Gathering Of Eagles Event last Sunday morning, and 50-60 Eagles were gathered outside The NBC Washington Studio, where Code Pink was supposed to be. They never showed up, but it just so happened that Senators John McCain and John Kerry were taping a session of Meet The Press at the same location.
Each came in separate cars and upon completion of the session, Senator McCain left first. Pro-troop advocates explained that Senator McCain’s “graciousness was beyond words.” His car stopped at the end of the driveway. He looked up and when he saw the Vets, he got out of the car and shook the hands of the Vets, the blue star Moms and the patriots.
It was an emotional moment as Vets and Senator McCain looked eye-to-eye, shaking hands and sincerely thanking each other.
Next came Lurch’s car. Some of the vets turned their backs as the car passed by, but most booed.
One guy was wielding a bullhorn…
Vet, George Samek who had wanted to let Kerry know that he is a traitor for more than 30 years, happened to be holding a bullhorn. He let Kerry know that “he is no brother of mine.”
As Kerry’s vehicle turned left at an accelerated pace, and faced about 15 people on the opposite side of the street, where most of the vets were standing– Kerry flipped them the bird from inside the safety of his speeding car!
George Samek says in his post at the Gathering of Eagles site:
It was my great honor to say these words, in his face, after rolling them around in my head since the Vietnam War, I pissed off a Senator who’s rise to public office was paid for by his never ending lies and slander of Vietnam Vets, the look in the sad looking excuse for a Vietnam Vet face helped heal my heart & to all you Vietnam Vets I said these words in your name and in the name of the 58,483 names on the Vietnam Wall.
Alas that there were no cameras fast enough to capture the moment.