Obama's "Beast" gets snagged on ramp in Dublin

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Posted: May 23, 2011 10:38 AM
Obama's "Beast" gets snagged on ramp in Dublin

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Presidential Cadillac, nicknamed "The Beast" for its bomb-proof features, failed to make it out of the U.S. Embassy in Dublin on Monday when it became stuck on a ramp.

Barack Obama and his wife, en route to his ancestral home in County Offaly, had to abandon the car after the collision in front of waving crowds in Dublin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKym-Zi3mOQ

Specially built for Obama, the General Motors vehicle boasts its own oxygen supply in case of chemical attack and armor-plated doors.