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PHOENIX -- Arizona Sen. John McCain compared a Tuesday handshake between President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro to that shared between former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler prior to World War II.

According to the Washington Post, McCain made the comments after Obama attended a remembrance ceremony for former South African President Nelson Mandela.

"It gives Raul some propaganda to continue to prop up his dictatorial, brutal regime, that's all," McCain said sarcastically.

McCain then took things a step further.

"Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler," he said, referring to the British prime minister's infamous handshake with the German dictator as Britain was negotiating Germany's takeover of the Sudentenland. The agreement paved the way for the spread of Germany's military across Europe.

McCain said Obama never should have shaken hands with Castro because Cuba still has Americans imprisoned.

Other Republican leaders said Obama should have used the moment to talk to Castro about human rights.

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