John McCain has proclaimed American citizens of Palestinian descent analogous to Neo-Nazis. Really.
Here’s a link to a Washington Post blog post about McCain’s statement.
Sen. John McCain today compared the director of Columbia University’s Middle East Institute to a “neo-Nazi” and called on the Los Angeles Times to release a video of a 2003 banquet at which Sen. Barack Obama talked about the professor, Rashid Khalidi, a leading Palestinian American scholar and friend of Obama’s from Chicago.
“What if there was a tape with John McCain with a neo-Nazi outfit being held by some media outlet?” McCain asked in an interview with a Cuban radio station Wednesday morning. “I think the treatment of the issue would be slightly different.”
I edited the above when I found out that Rashid Khalidi is and always has been an American citizen. That’ll teach me to be rash.
UPDATE: Juan Cole has a good post about Rashid Khalidi over at Informed Comment.