John McCain ‘pleads guilty’ after linking Obama to Hitler — but thinks it’s hilarious

John McCain speaks to CNNRaw Story – by David Edwards

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was visibly amused on Sunday when he was asked if he had been wrong to say that President Barack Obama’s handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro was like shaking hands with Adolf Hitler.

At the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela, the U.S. president had briefly greeted Castro moments before taking the stage to note that “too many who claim solidarity with Madiba’s struggle for freedom but do not tolerate dissent from their own people.” 

“I mean, what’s the point?” McCain told Public Radio International correspondent Todd Zwillich later that day. “Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler.”

On Sunday, CNN host Candy Crowley asked the former Republican presidential nominee if he regretted the comparison.

“Oh, I think it was a gross exaggeration, but have no doubt that is a great propaganda value for the Cuban government,” McCain insisted. “I don’t think you should shake hands with someone who continues to violate his own country’s human rights. It happened, but it is what it is. And I’m sure that Mr. Castro appreciated it.”

“But to liken the president to Neville Chamberlain, though, seems — did you think in retrospect it was over the top?” Crowley pressed.

“No, I’m sure it was an exaggeration, Candy. If you want me to plead guilty here on CNN, guilty!” McCain said with a satisfied laugh.

“I’m glad you found me guilty,” he added at the conclusion of the interview.

Watch this video from CNN’s State of the Union, broadcast Dec. 15, 2013.


David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he’s also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.

9 thoughts on “John McCain ‘pleads guilty’ after linking Obama to Hitler — but thinks it’s hilarious

  1. Hey John how’s about you plead guilty to being a snivleing fkn traitor during the viet nam war where your nom de plure was SONG BIRD MCCAIN where you lived like a well fed rat amongst the enemy,while bad mouthing america you fkn traitor

    1. Damned right Steve. mc cain should be rotting in some pow camp being fed the left over scraps from the other prisoners.

      1. I disagree Digger ,I truley believe the sumbitch should have been hung for the piece of crap he was ,is and always shall be as there are deserving hungry people that should be fed.He is truley a national discrace just like the father that spawned him who covered his ass after he murdered his fellow shipmates.

        1. LOL yea Steve, I just would like to see mc cain squirm in pain and hunger, ya see Steve, I kind of think that a hangin` would be too quick, he should have to suffer a little. Ha Steve, just had a visual of a two noose rope one noose for each of his feet and fed to the wild hogs up side down. No clean up either. Just a very colorful visual ya know, thinkin` about it, it would be quite audible too.

          1. yea would love to see that but 2 things first and foremost what about the poor wild hogs, definitely animal cruelty LOL and secondly he’s probably like the “gm sweet corn” my neighbor planted” cause the bears and deers and other critters had better sense than to eat it,no lie Digger a whole field of corn untouched by any wildlife around here yet people unknowingly eat that frankenfood shit.I bet the fkn buzzards would not even eat this sorry excuse for a traitor

          2. Damn Steve, you are right. I guess that there is no getting around cleaning up after that pos is there.

  2. He is not only a traitor and a coward, but a lousy pilot as well. Laurel and Hardy did a better job flying an airplane compared to this asswipe.

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