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How The Secret Service Almost Shot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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HOW THE SECRET SERVICE ALMOST SHOT MAHMOUD AHMADIN
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad smiles as he meets his Pakistani counterpart during a meeting on February 27, 2013 in the Iranian capital Tehran. (ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty Images
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One morning in September 2006, during the United Nations General Assembly, President George W. Bush’s daily intelligence brief contained a particularly chilling item. It was three sentences long, and it scared the hell out of the dozen or so White House officials cleared to read it. According to one official, it began, “A U.S. Secret Service agent, in an apparent accident, discharged his shotgun as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was loading his motorcade at the InterContinental Hotel yesterday.”

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