‘Obama’s March to War’

New ad casts doubt on Obama’s promise to stop Iran

November 14, 2013

A new advertisement set to hit the airwaves this week uses President Barack Obama’s own words in order to cast doubt on his multiple promises to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Created by the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), a pro-Israel group known to ruffle feathers in liberal circles, the ad rehashes several broken promises Obama has made in the past weeks.

ECI maintains that Obama’s broken promises on the issues of healthcare, Syria, and Israel leave little doubt that his assurances on Iran are not to be trusted.

The advertisement will air "multiple times this week and next" week on news channels CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, according to ECI, which said in a statement that "the spot shows why Americans and our allies have reason to doubt President Obama's promises on Iran."

The ad opens with Obama promising Americans that they can keep their own health insurance plans under the president’s signature Affordable Care Act.

Obama is then shown apologizing for that claim, which turned out to be false.

"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," Obama says.

The president is then shown making a promise to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power should he be caught using chemical weapons.

"A red line for us is when we start to see a bunch of chemical weapons moved around or being utilized," Obama notoriously said at the time.

Once Assad used chemical weapons on multiple occasions, Obama denied he made the promise.

"I didn’t set a redline," Obama said.

ECI also recaps Obama’s embrace, and eventual rejection, of Israel.

"When the chips are down, I have Israel’s back," Obama is shown stating.

When later confronted about that promise during a White House briefing Obama responded, "It was not, uhh, a military doctrine."

Obama made similar promises about Iran.

"As long as I’m president of the United States Iran will not get a nuclear weapon," Obama is shown saying.

His most recent apology is then played atop footage of a nuclear weapon exploding: "I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me."

ECI executive director Noah Pollak said that skepticism is warranted when it comes Obama’s Iran promises.

"We have good reason to fear that Obama simply doesn’t mean what he says," Pollak told the Washington Free Beacon. "The fact that he wants to provide billions of dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for Iranian promises is evidence of his desperation for a deal."

Democrats and Republicans on the Hill have publicly expressed opposition to a White House effort aimed at stopping the passage of new sanctions.

More than 60 House lawmakers petitioned the Senate on Thursday to swiftly pass a new round of Iran sanctions.

Democrats in particular have been vocal in their opposition to holding off on new sanctions.