Madonna links McCain to Hitler

As Madonna kicked off her international “Sticky and Sweet” tour last week, she took a none-too-subtle swipe at the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

Amid a four-act show in England, a video interlude carried images of destruction, global warming, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, Zimbabwe’s authoritarian President Robert Mugabe — and Sen. John McCain.

Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, called the McCain-Hitler juxtaposition “beyond the pale, and an insult to all Americans, Democrats as well as Republicans.” — ap/