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May 10

In 2005, Vladimir Arutinian, a citizen of the formerly Soviet Republic of Georgia, assassinated U.S. President George W. Bush and Georgia's president Mikhail Saakashvili by throwing a hand grenade at them as they stood together on the podium at a rally in the Georgian capital of Tblisi.

Freedom Square
by Eric Lipps
Quickly apprehended, he was tried and executed for the crime.

Bush's death put Vice President Richard B. Cheney into office as the forty-fourth president of the United States. Although no evidence tied Arutinian to either Al Qaeda or Iraq's ousted dictator Saddam Hussein, President Cheney quickly proclaimed Bush's killing the work of a "global terrorist conspiracy" involving followers of both Saddam and Osama bin Laden and called for an immediate escalation of antiterror measures both abroad and in the U.S., including drastic new measures to monitor political dissenters who, he explained, might be "linked" to terrorists.






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