McCain baselessly asserted Iran/al Qaeda ties last month.

Speaking at the Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston, TX, last month (Feb. 28th), McCain stated the following:

But Al Qaeda is there, they are functioning, they are supported in many times, in many ways by the Iranians.

Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/03/mccainiran.320.240.flv]

This is at least the fourth time that McCain has asserted a direct Iran/al Qaeda connection. Previously, he made the false claim on the Hugh Hewitt radio show and twice during a recent press conference in Jordan. His campaign has also made the connection in his name.