Jake Tapper tries a little fact-checking
Today's new McCain ad -- "Tiny," which you can watch HERE -- crosses a new line into dishonesty, however, beyond whether or not it's actually airing anywhere.
Alright, cool, a new line being crossed in dishonesty, this sounds interesting:
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."
Okay, so what did Obama actually say?
I mean think about it. Iran, Cuba, Venezuela -- these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union.
Oh, so he only meant tiny compared to the Soviet Union, not tiny compared to the United States of America? Got it.
And the second part:
They don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us.
Okay, so they don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviets posed a serious threat to us. They pose some sort of comical, Three Stooges kind of threat? Some sort of semi-serious threat that's serious without being quite Soviet serious?