McCain Hits Obama-Castro Handshake

    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 10:  (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission of #454753083 with alternate crop.) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over 60 heads of state have travelled to South Africa to attend a week of events commemorating the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Mr Mandela passed away on the evening of December 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    After images surfaced of President Obama shaking hands with Raul Castro of Cuba, Senator John McCain responded by saying, "it gives Raul some propaganda to continue to prop up his dictatorial, brutal regime ... Why should you shake hands with somebody keeping Americans in prison?" McCain then went on to say, "Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler." The Republican senator was not the only lawmaker to criticize the handshake. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, who fled Cuba as a child, told Fox News "it is nauseating."

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