The Prime Minister’s Office told us yesterday Trudeau’s initial statement was an incorrect draft issued in error.
The PMO said it took steps to correct this by putting out a tweet from Trudeau linking to his statement and citing the importance of fighting anti-Semitism, plus issuing a statement from Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion that prominently noted the death of six million Jews in the Holocaust."An incorrect draft"--not only is that a crock and a half, the fact that this Prime Minister's Office thinks it can rectify li'l Justin's sin of omission via a tweet--a tweet!--compounds the "error" and turns it into an even bigger insult.
Update: Daniel Greenfield parses Obama's Holocaust Remembrance Day remarks (hat tip: MW).
Greenfield notes that while this year's comments were a cut above the standard boilerplate Obama typically trots out on this occasion, underneath it all lay the same old tommyrot. The biggest difference this year was that he used this forum in order to defend Muslims (because they're a "minority" and therefore a certified victim group).
Greenfield detonates that bit of duplicitous legerdemain post haste.