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Monday, June 23, 2008

Sweet dream: terrorist attack

Posted By on Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 7:05 PM

Charlie Black, John McCain's main lobbyist man, has been caught channeling  Arkansas GOP chair Dennis "What We Need is Another 9/11" Milligan.

The assassination of Pakistani political leader Benazir Bhutto in late December was an "unfortunate event," Black told Fortune, but it boosted McCain's stock in the fast-approaching New Hampshire Republican primary that he absolutely, positively had to win. The candidate's "knowledge and ability to talk about it reemphasized that this is the guy who's ready to be commander in chief. And it helped us," Black said.

Then, the longtime political pro got a bit too honest. Asked about the political impact of another terrorist attack on U.S. soil, Black replied: "Certainly it would be a big advantage to him."


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