Anti-Obama ad ties O-Care to Iran

A new Web ad riffs off President Obama's healthcare apology and his “red line” on Syria to argue he can't be counted on to protect Israel from Iran.

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The ad, by conservative activist William Kristol's Emergency Committee for Israel, begins with Obama promising that people who like their healthcare coverage will be able to keep it and vowing to hold Syria's Bashar Assad to account if he uses chemical weapons. It then shows Obama's promise during a debate with Mitt Romney in last year's presidential race that “as long as I'm president of the United States, Iran will not get a nuclear weapon.”

It ends with the apology Obama delivered last week after health insurance plans were canceled, aired over footage of a nuclear explosion. “I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” Obama can be heard saying.

The ad is the latest sign that the disastrous rollout of the president's signature achievement could undermine his second-term agenda on a host of issues, including diplomatic talks with Iran. Already members of both parties are balking at the administration's request to loosen sanctions on Iran and delay new ones.

“The stakes are too high for empty promises,” reads a summary of the ad, which is titled “Obama's March to War.”

The ad isn't the first time Kristol's group has accused Obama of being weak on Iran. The committee provoked the White House's wrath last year when it paid for a robocall of a fake debate between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just days before the election.

Its last ad, back in February, attacked Chuck Hagel for not being a staunch enough defender of Israel. The Senate ended up approving Hagel as Defense secretary on a 58-41 vote after a contentious debate.

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