Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Mortadella for no one?

There's that familiar feeling in Rome this evening. The Romano Prodi government appears to be on the brink of collapse after losing by two votes a crucial vote this afternoon about funding troops in Afghanistan. In typical cowardly fashion, Berlusconi's right coalition partners have voted against the plan even though they sent the troops there. Why? To watch the opposition government fall, of course. Only in Italy could politicians celebrate welshing on their political ideals just to see the other side, even if you agree with them for a change, fail. Call it democracy Italian style.

We should know more tomorrow.

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