From the Telegraph comes this report on Barack Obama's upcoming visit to London for the G-20 Summit:
An estimated 500 people will make up Mr Obama's entourage, including 200 secret service agents, as well as policy makers and support staff.
He will fly to Britain tomorrow on Air Force One, flanked by cargo planes which will hold all the transportation he needs while in Europe.
An estimated 35 vehicles will be brought to the UK for the presidential visit.
A US Air Force C-17 transporter will bring Mr Obama's armour-plated limousine, nick-named The Beast, which is strong enough to withstand a chemical attack.
It will also carry Marine One, the VH-3D helicopter which will transfer Mr Obama from Stansted airport to the centre of London, to the US Ambassador's residence near Regent's Park.
Marine One never flies alone for security reasons and is just one among a number of decoy helicopters, designed to confuse potential terrorists.
During his visit, Mr Obama will be protected by his round-the-clock secret service team, who ensure that the area around the President is "sterile" with only those approved in advance allowed to approach. . . .
Mr Obama's wife Michelle will have her own bodyguards, who will form part of her eight-strong support team, which includes a secretary and press officer. . . .
If he falls ill, or is subject to any form of injury, he will be able to call on his medical team of six who are permanently on call to deal with any scenario.
The presidential convoy of Kevlar-protected limousines, armoured cars, communication vehicles and ambulances as well as the hi-tech helicopter that will carry him from airports to embassy residences will be ferried to London and around Europe by a huge US air force transporter plane.
Good. America wants and expects our President and his family to be safe from terrorism.
So what's wrong with the rest of us wanting to be safe from terrorism?
Hey, a secure border would really help with that.
Is that really too much to ask?