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John McCain seeing a video clip of President Obama shaking hands with Cuban President Raul Castro today could not help himself.
TPM: McCain On Obama-Castro Handshake: 'Chamberlain Shook Hands With Hitler'
"It gives Raul some propaganda to continue to prop up his dictatorial, brutal regime, that's all," McCain said of the handshake between the two world leaders that took place at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
When asked if Obama should have extended his hand, McCain was quick to respond.
"Of course not," the senator said. "Why should you shake hands with somebody who's keeping Americans in prison? I mean, what's the point?"
Then, after a slight pause, McCain went there.
"Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler," he added.
McCain's reference to Hitler is not new. Several Republicans have been doing the same thing lately...it's the new "words de jour" in the Republican blogosphere.
However, on MSNBC's Al Sharpton's show today, Sharpton showed a clip of McCain shaking hands with Libya's Gadhafi, and even slightly bowing to him. Ha! Hypocrite.
Rush Limbaugh and other right wing media are going nuts over the handshake, which was done as the group of speakers, including both Obama and Castro, met to acknowledge each others' presence before paying homage to Mandela in their respective speeches. It's called protocol, and every Republican and Democratic president has done it during their terms in office. Bush even held hands with the Saudi prince.
John McCain seems rather tiny to me in making those comments.