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John McCain on why he campaigned for president on a 9/11 anniversary.

By Tim Grieve
Published September 12, 2007 8:58PM (UTC)
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Republican presidential candidate John McCain, defending his decision to hold a campaign rally on the sixth anniversary of 9/11: "I can't think of a better way to remember and revere [9/11 victims'] memories and prevent further tragedies and attacks on the United States than to rally support for what Gen. Petraeus in his testimony today [said] was now the central battlefield in the war against terror, Iraq."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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