McCain Recycles Ad Hitting Obama On Iran

The McCain campaign has resurrected an ad it ran earlier in the campaign claiming that Barack Obama misunderstands the threat posed by Iran. The ad, running in key Florida markets according to the campaign, makes use of a quote from Obama saying that nations like Iran, Cuba and Venezuela are "tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us."

"Iran. Radical Islamic government, known sponsors of terrorism," the ad begins. "Developing nuclear capabilities to generate power, but threatening to eliminate Israel. Obama says Iran is a 'tiny' country, 'doesn't pose a serious threat.' Terrorism, destroying Israel, those aren't 'serious threats?' Obama -- dangerously unprepared to be President."

When the ad first ran in August, the independent group FactCheck.org found that the ad "distorts" Obama's views on Iran because it takes them out of context and because Obama has said in speeches that Iran is Israel's greatest threat. Watch the ad: