In the Muslim world, the major argument against punishing European governments for the cartoon scandal is that it was not caused by those governments, but by private newspapers. Italy's Reform Minister tries to put things right.
"I am the Jesus Christ of politics,"
says this controversial leader. He's also Napoleon, but taller,
and recently told people: "Mussolini never killed anyone. Mussolini used to send people on vacation in internal exile."
Think we're the only country whose leader makes planetary gaffes?
Think again--and elections are coming. You've got to admire the balls on a guy who owns much of his country's media, yet says: "If I, taking care of everyone's interests, also take care of my own, you can't talk about a conflict of interest."
i can't believe country leaders keep doing very stupid things
what do you think of the attitude of silvio berlusconi, italy's ultra right prime minister? i don't give a damn about his decision, but he (and also other silly country leaders: bush, fox, blair, etc.) should try to prevent this going public! there's also an incredible fact about poverty… and you thought aids was a problem?!
also… are really so desperate the communists (a.k.a. left wing)?
it's a shame they did this!
Food summit 'waste of time'
and a shame for many first world countries. Berlusconi and Spain’s prime minister Aznar were the only leaders of wealthy countries present during the summit. And Silvio Berlusconi made the summit end two hours early in order to watch his country's crucial World Cup game with México. I wish the War Against Hunger woukd receive the same attention than the War Against Terror…