What does it take to convince officials at the White House that a 16 year old average teenager is Iceland’s president Olafur Ragnar Grimsson?
Apparently not much!
“My call was transferred around a few times until I got hold of Bush’s secretary and managed to book a call meeting with Bush the following Monday evening,” Vifill Atlason, 16, told Reuters.
Unfortunately he was found out at the last moment. Icelandic police turned up on the day of the scheduled phone call and took him for questioning.
“They told me the CIA had called the National Commissioner of the Icelandic police and asked if the police could try and find out where I received that phone number from,”
When asked where he got the number from, Atlason said he doesn’t remember who it was that passed it on to him and that he’s had it for years.
At a White House news conference on Monday, Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino said her understanding was that Atlason had called a public line “that anybody can call”
Jon Bjartmarz, Chief Superintendent at Iceland’s national police headquarters:
“As far as we’re concerned, there will not be any further investigation, and I don’t know if the American government is taking any action because of this,”
I’m just curious as to what he was planning to say to George Bush had he gotten his phone call.