So why the big difference?
I don't think any Canadian PM
has ever been assasinated. Forgive me if I am wrong.
On the other side, over here...we'll it's been definitely been more than that. After the assasination of Kennedy, presidential security has become very tight. After that day, future presidents never rode in convertibles.
When you are the leader of currently the most powerful nation in the world, there are going to be a lot of people out there who don't like you. Both in and out of the national borders. Therefore the security is necessary and Bush has nothing to do with it.
BTW: Anna Lindh was assasinated by a lunatic. Does that make Sweeden a dangerous country?
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