Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden
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US President George W. Bush
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Britons: Bush almost as dangerous as Bin Laden
Polls conducted in a number of countries find that President Bush is seen as endangering world peace

President Bush's image was dealt another blow this weekend as a poll conducted in Britain found that the American president is the second most dangerous man in the world.


British respondents who were asked who in their opinion is the man that most endangers world peace placed Bush as the second most dangerous man, only second to al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.


An international poll published in the Guardian found that Bush is perceived to be more dangerous than dictators like North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


The polls were conducted by newspapers in Mexico, Canada, Britain and Israel, which was represented by Haaretz.


In Britain, 69 percent of respondents said US foreign policy has made the country less safe than it was before the September 11 attacks.


Only seven percent said that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq made improved world security.


Sixty-two percent of respondents in Canada and 57 percent in Mexico said the world is more dangerous because of S foreign policy.


In Israel, 59 percent of respondents said they support US presence in Iraq, while only 36 percent said they oppose the war in Iraq.


Only 36 percent of Israel respondents said the world is less safe than before the Iraq war in contrast with 25 percent who said the war made the world safer.


In Britain, 71 percent of respondents said the Iraq invasion was unjustified, while the figure stood at 89 percent in Mexico and 73 percent in Canada.


Only 11 percent of British respondents said the US helped spread democracy across the world.


In Britian respondents voted Bin Laden as the most dangerous man in the world followed by Bush, Kim Jong Il, Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


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