Even if it was "just a bizarre move" on his part, we can't simply ignore it. Yes we can. It's like when your best friend gets REALLY DRUNK and says some bizarre sexual thing to you. If both of you pretend it never happened, it's ok. Sure, neither was explicitly mentioned in AOTC, but so what? So it's easier to pretend that stuff never happened. Both were used to establish that Anakin is the Chosen One; there's no need to bring them up during AOTC. Not only that, there was in fact a great need NOT to. Besides, they DID re-emphasize the Chosen One prophecy, and Lucas has NEVER publically backtracked on either issue. After "Greedo shoots first" the whole continuity on Star Wars collapsed. Face it.