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Someone's been watching too much 24. Incorrectly-translated 24, probably.
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutch police arrested six activists on Sunday who said they wanted to enter President Bush's Netherlands hotel and look for the suitcase which allows him to activate nuclear weapons.

"We heard Bush carries a nuclear suitcase and can push the red button at any time to set off atomic weapons. We find this extremely shocking," said Leo de Groot, a spokesman for the activist group.


What's more amusing?

(1) That these guys have just recently heard of the nuclear football
(2) That they think you can push a button and launch warheads whenever it strikes your fancy
(3) Suitcase?
The activists, carrying binoculars and wearing signs that identified them as "citizen's inspectors," mimicking the International Atomic Energy Agency's weapons inspectors,

...but not as incompetant...
were caught by Dutch soldiers as they approached Bush's hotel.

In a separate incident, an amateur photographer seriously hurt himself on Saturday by falling onto a spiked fence as he tried to photograph the tight security arrangements around the hotel, police said.

You know what the best part of the tight security arrangments are? The spiked fences! Mwah.
Hundreds of Dutch protesters rallied on Saturday in Amsterdam and Maastricht to protest against Bush who visited a U.S. military cemetery in the southern Netherlands on Sunday to pay tribute to the Americans who died in World War II.

He should have been, like, "yo, Dutch peeps, I'm just here for the dead American heroes. And the gravy."
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He should have been, like, "yo, Dutch peeps, I'm just here for the dead American heroes. And the gravy."

That's pretty much what he said in his speech ;-)

They didn't report the suitcase thing here, just that peace activists tried to get into the secure zone.
Just goes to show that there are idiots everywhere ;-)

Oh, and the spiked fence? That was an existing fence, not something that was put up especially for the occasion. Which doesn't make the guy any less of a moron ;-)

Nothing disrupts day to day life like a visit from the president of the US. I think I prefer the simple lives we lead here, where until a few years ago our prime minister cycled to his office. Not to mention the fact that the Houses of Parlaiment compound is pretty much a street and square with normal public access (so no metal detectors or anything), and you can get to about 20ft away from the front door to the PM's offices still (you used to be able to knock on the door, but after the murder of that politician 3 yrs ago, they put up some minor fencing).
Don'tcha love the way people have villified Bush so much that the standard trappings of the US Presidency are suddenly shocking new ways Bush is eeeeevil.