Last update - 13:15 25/08/2008
By Haaretz Service and The Associated Press
Pop diva and Kabbalah devotee Madonna drew fire on Sunday from John McCain's campaign after the queen of pop began a world tour with a concert that bracketed an image of the Republican presidential hopeful with one of Adolf Hitler.
Images of destruction and global warming flashed on to a screen during a video interlude at Madonna's concert in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday night. Those were followed by pictures of Adolf Hitler, Zimbabwe's authoritarian ruler Robert Mugabe - and McCain.
"The comparisons are outrageous, unacceptable and crudely divisive all at the same time," McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds said in a statement reported by Fox News.