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McCain Hits Obama On National Security Day

(DENVER) John McCain's campaign continues its counter-programming efforts with a new ad out the morning attacking Barack Obama on national security, specifically on Iran. Yesterday, on the morning of Hillary Clinton's speech to the convention, the McCain campaign rolled out an ad using Clinton's own ad and words against the presumptive Democratic nominee. The theme of today's program here in Denver is foreign policy and national security.

"Iran. Radical Islamic government, known sponsors of terrorism," the latest 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." Watch it:

Update: An AP analysis calls the ad "misleading" and Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan reponds: "John McCain is distorting Barack Obama's words to cover up for the fact that it's the failed Bush-McCain approach to foreign policy and the Bush-McCain war in Iraq that that have strengthened Iran and endangered Israel. While Barack Obama recognizes that Iran has been the biggest beneficiary of the war in Iraq and that the Bush-McCain fear of tough diplomacy has allowed Iran to spin 3800 centrifuges, threaten Israel, and fund terrorism, John McCain promises more of the same. If John McCain was serious about dealing with the threat from Iran, he would join Barack Obama's bipartisan effort in the Senate to step up sanctions on Iran instead of adopting the same tired, old Bush-Rove playbook."