by Max Brantley
.... Now John McCain thinks it was "probably" a mistake to run down to San Antonio (following Mike Huckabee's footsteps) to kiss the rear of Catholic-trashing, Hitler-apologizing, dominion evangeliziing John Hagee. But ... McCain is still happy to have his endorsement. Wow.
John Hagee, the controversial evangelical leader and endorser of Sen. John McCain, argued in a late 1990s sermon that the Nazis had operated on God's behalf to chase the Jews from Europe and shepherd them to Palestine. According to the Reverend, Adolph Hitler was a "hunter," sent by God, who was tasked with expediting God's will of having the Jews re-establish a state of Israel.
Going in and out of biblical verse, Hagee preached: "'And they the hunters should hunt them,' that will be the Jews. 'From every mountain and from every hill and from out of the holes of the rocks.' If that doesn't describe what Hitler did in the holocaust you can't see that."