Never interrupt an enemy when he is making a mistake

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So said Napoleon. And while I do not feel that Justin Trudeau is my enemy, I was not consulted by him about his Castro announcement, so I could not save him from embarrassment. Nor apparently could his oh-so-smart advisors.

 

“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for ‘el Comandante,’ ” Trudeau’s statement said.

“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.”

The prime minister ended his statement by calling Castro a “remarkable leader.”

Let us substitute a few changes here.

“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Hitler’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the German people who had a deep and lasting affection for ‘Der Führer,’ ” Trudeau’s statement said.

“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Der Führer when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three deputies and his wife during my recent visit to Berlin”

The prime minister ended his statement by calling Hitler a “remarkable leader.”

Additional parodies can be  found at Breitbart.

I have it on good authority from people who have done business in Cuba that the price for doing so were large cheques to Fidel Castro, made out personally, and not in trust or to the equivalent of the Receiver general of the Cuban government. This was a tyrant, a crook, a murderer, and a typical Latin caudillo. Nothing progressive here.

Poor Governor General David Johnson – he has to attend the funeral in Trudeau’s place. 

Justin Trudeau remains a very pleasant young man who will be Prime Minister for a long time, until something much more important than this airhead moment reveals him more clearly to the Canadian public.

Nevertheless, the man who executed, for political crimes,  between 4,000 and 33,000 Cubans out of a population of 7 million, or roughly 15,000  people (equivalent to 680,000 out of 318,000,000 Americans, or the same number as fell in the US Civil War) will be put into the ground  in the presence of the Queen’s Canadian representative.