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National Perspective

If bin Laden reemerges, McCain stands to gain

In this screen grab from an Al Jazeera video just before the 2004 election, Osama bin Laden taunted President Bush. In this screen grab from an Al Jazeera video just before the 2004 election, Osama bin Laden taunted President Bush. (Associated Press/ File)
By Peter S. Canellos
Globe Staff / October 21, 2008

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Somewhere, probably in Pakistan's tribal province of Waziristan, Osama bin Laden knows that a US election is going on. The last time this happened, bin Laden injected himself into the campaign at the penultimate moment, releasing a nearly 15-minute videotape just four days before America went to the polls. This year, both campaigns are wondering whether he'll try something again, ... (Full article: 805 words)

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