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[AUDIO] In lieu of prison, Jack Abramoff offered to fight in Iraq

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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

I interviewed Jack Abramoff today about his new book, Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist.

Here’s one interesting thing I learned: In lieu of prison, Abramoff told me that he “tried to offer to frankly go to Iraq and to enlist and fight.”

“I thought that would…at least make me useful,” he said, “at least make me do something good for the country.”

You can listen to the audio here. (The podcast of our full interview should be out in a day, or so.)

Update: Listen to the full podcast here. Or download it on iTunes.