Perbacco, Berlusconi Says He's a Peacenik!
Berlusconi. Wah! They should call him Burlesque-phony. His ass and that of his party, the Freedom House-backed Casa Della Libertà, is history. They have lost every local and regional election in the last four years. So today war fanboy Berlusconi is backpeddling furiously on the rodent wheel.
I was never convinced that a war against Iraq was the best means to democratize a country or to rescue it from a bloody dictator. I tried to find alternate paths and solutions, even through the mediation of Ghedaffi. We just could not convince [Bush] and military intervention occurred. I always believed that we should have avoided a military confrontation.However, let's check the bugia-o-meter:
17 February 03: PM Berlusconi urges the European Union to war during summit of the European Union.
23 February 03: If [Saddam Hussein] does not disarm, the International community, the international community sends the clear message that it will do it.
30 March 03: Thousands of US paratroopers dropped over northern Iraq on 26 March 2005 departed from an airbase in Northern Italy with the permission of PM Silvio Berlusconi.
Bush's war on Saddam Hussein was a stroke of genius.
We are delighted to have been on the right side of history.
If [Saddam Hussein] does not disarm, the International community, the international community sends the clear message that it will do it.