The "leader" of the Free World is visiting our country to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the "victory in Europe". And he's going to do that in Margraten, in the soutern part of the Netherlands, where a large American 2nd World War cemetary is located. I wonder why we even allow this guy, who signed a provisional declaration of war with our country. Our government seems to be licking the US' ass at as many occasions as possible - which is interesting as I still think the US' moral values are not even close to our country 400 years ago, where torture , human rights violations and the death penalty are still not history.
Also, although they call themselves "the Land of the Free", it's everything except that. With laws like the Patriot Act and the intervention of religional values with the courts people are not Free to do what they want. Another amusing court case is the one where a 13 year old is denied abortion because "she's too young to choose". Things that I can not understand to be happening in a "free" country. Sure, I know the Dutch are a bunch of child killing, pot-smoking hippies, we still know how to have some idea of freedom-to-choose although our government is trying to get some very disturbing laws signed about storing traffic data (information about who you call, whom you send email to and which web sites you visit).
But back to Bush visiting. There were already some protests today and more planned for tomorrow. A lot will be made more secure , including the closure of two highways for a couple of hours (and not TWO WEEKS like the Americans wanted), abeit at a too high cost (2-5 million €). If Bush wants to visit he should pay the bill too, but it's better if the man behind the Al Qaida - Iraq link just stays away - we don't want you and your ideas here!