Noted terrorists, and friends of Barack Obama, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, were honored by the North Vietnamese government. They were both presented with rings made from downed American planes. So proud of his achievement, Ayers wept.
From the American Thinker
After returning from Cuba, Dohrn and others met with North Vietnamese and Viet Cong representatives in Budapest, Hungary, to discuss antiwar strategy on US campuses. Speaking a few days later at an assembly of revolutionary student movements at Columbia University, Dohrn reported that the Vietnamese communists she met in Budapest were working with US GIs in Saigon, attempting to obtain military information.
As a gesture of solidarity, the Vietnamese who Dohrn met in Budapest presented her with a ring made from an American aircraft shot down over North Vietnam. Bill Ayers would receive a similar ring while meeting with Vietnamese communists in Toronto. He later recalled being so moved by the gesture that he “left the room to cry.” He said, “I realized…America was an evil… and that I was… living inside the belly of the beast….”