Today it's Andrew Coyne on Justin's dopey musings on the terror in Boston. Coyne concludes with:
"Trudeau ... never ventured what he thought the “root causes” were — only that we should try to figure it out... "
Actually, Trudeau's exact words were:
"... There is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded, ..."So, without knowing who did the crime he's certain about this. But given the history of this type of attack (the ruthless slaughter and maiming of innocents), the odds were very high that radical Islamism was involved. That is, the odds were very high that Trudeau was spouting nonsense. Radical Islamists don't kill infidels because they feel excluded but because they feel righteous.
Also, another problem with Trudeau's response is a matter of emphasis. While it's natural to wonder why people do things, in his rambling answer to Mansbridge's question Trudeau paid brief lip service to concerns for security, for the victims and for catching the bombers and then devoted an inordinate amount of time bloviating uselessly about "root causes".
While Coyne doesn't give Trudeau a complete pass, he filled his column with enough fog to give Justin the cover he needs. Mission accomplished.