By Klaus Marre - 01/23/08 11:24 AM EST
Schwarzkopf, who lives in Florida, does not often venture into politics, even though he campaigned for President Bush twice and spoke via satellite link to the 2000 GOP convention. However, in 2004 he joined McCain in criticizing then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over his handling of the Iraq war.
“Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf’s distinguished lifetime of service and uncommon devotion to our nation has earned him the respect and admiration of the American people,” McCain said. “I am honored by his support.”