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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

McCain Camp Issues Hugely Dishonest Iran Ad

I am livid over McCain's new ad that falsely claims that Obama doesn't think that Iran poses a serious threat to the United States. It is one thing to attack Obama over his policy positions, it is quite another to put out a completely bald-faced LIE.

Here is Jake Tapper from ABC News, saying that the ad "crosses a new line into dishonesty":

Today's new McCain ad -- "Tiny," which you can watch HERE -- crosses a new line into dishonesty...

The script reads; "Iran. Radical Islamic government. Known sponsors of terrorism. Developing nuclear capabilities to 'generate power' but threatening to eliminate Israel.

"Obama says Iran is a 'tiny' country, 'doesn't pose a serious threat,'" the ad continues. "Terrorism, destroying Israel, those aren't 'serious threats'? Obama -- dangerously unprepared to be president."

This is a dishonest representation of Obama's words.

...Watch [Obama's actual words] HERE.

That is not even close to Obama saying Iran is a "tiny" country that "doesn't pose a serious threat."

Not even close.

Here is part of the Obama response:
What McCain Won't Tell You About Iran: The McCain campaign's latest false attack ad raises the issue of Iran. What Senator McCain doesn't want you to know is that many of his top advisors lobbied for companies doing business with Iran or otherwise have a vested interest in Iran. At the same time, and despite all his bluster to the contrary, John McCain opposed closing a loophole that allowed foreign subsidiaries of American corporations to do business with Iran and refuses to support a bipartisan bill written by Barack Obama that would direct divestment from Iran.

Click here to see the rest of the response.