A McCain ad that just reeks fetid beyond anything Rove could conjure.
John McCain is airing a new ad entitled "Tiny,"- which he "approved"- and that is airing in a number of battleground states. Via this ad, the Arizona senator has shown himself to be a total sleaze ball who makes Karl Rove worthy of beatification. First, view the ad. After you have, return to this email to learn specifically what Barack Obama actually said.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhH2q6h7_Ow (Might have to cut/paste to your browser)
Here's the transcript of the ad: "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 then proceeds, "Terrorism, destroying Israel, those aren't "-serious threats'? Obama "" dangerously unprepared to be president."-
Now here's the full YouTube video of what Senator Obama said on May 18th in Pendleton, Oregon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew5qP2oPdtQ (Might have to cut/paste to your browser)
And here's the transcript: "Strong countries and strong presidents talk to their adversaries. That's what Kennedy did with Khrushchev. That's what Reagan did with Gorbachev. That's what Nixon did with Mao. I mean, think about it. Iran, Cuba, Venezuela "" tiny, compared to the Soviet Union. [Emphasis mine] They don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us. And yet, we were willing to talk to the Soviet Union at the time when they were saying, "-We're going to wipe you off the planet.'
"And ultimately, that direct engagement led to a series of measures that helped prevent nuclear war, and over time, allowed the kind of opening that brought down the Berlin Wall."- Senator Obama goes on, "Now, that has to be the kind of approach we take. You know, Iran, they spend one-one hundredth of what we spend on the military. If Iran ever tried to pose a serious threat to us, they wouldn't stand a chance. And we should use that position of strength that we have, to be bold enough to go ahead and listen. That doesn't mean we agree with them on everything. We might not compromise on any issues, but at least we should find out other areas of potential common interest, and we can reduce some of the tensions that have caused us so many problems around the world."-
The McCain ad is a deliberately cut-and-paste lie. And John McCain is the very worst type of liar for engaging it. Please . . . your friends, associates, relatives may only get McCain's cut-and-paste version, and thereby find all the completely distorted impressions they have formed to this point further reinforced. Pass along the entirety of this email. Scurrilous is scurrilous, but this, this . . . I don't have a vocabulary sufficiently foul to describe it.