A favorite argument among the Washington set is to invoke the name of Neville Chamberlain to attack your enemies as weak or appeasers, and it’s an argument John McCain enjoys. The Arizona Republican invoked it yet again in reaction to President Obama shaking hands with Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela‘s memorial.
Todd Zwillich, a reporter for The Takeaway, caught up with McCain and asked him for his thoughts on the handshake. McCain said, “I guess it gives Raul some propaganda to continue to prop up his dictatorial, brutal regime.”
When pressed further, McCain said the handshake never should have happened, and that’s where Godwin’s law was invoked.
“Why should you shake hands with someone who’s keeping Americans in prison? I mean, what’s the point? Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler.”
Listen to the audio below, via Todd Zwillich:
[h/t Raw Story]
[photo via Jim Greenhill]
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