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  •  Mussolini? Mussolini?? (2+ / 0-)
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    Laurence Lewis, JeffW

    whats up with that one?

    Today - Or, yesterday; today´s news - there was a run of the mill commemorative event - in Italy there are elections coming up - an event remembering the abduction of Jews from Italy under the Nazi rule, on a train station in Milano where such trains departed ... such a commemorative event would be pretty normal and little newsworthy. But this one had current Italian PM Monti and current German Chancellor Merkel visiting. Also not too spectacular; dignitaries - though with a campaigning flavor. So - up turns a certain Mr Berlusconi - uninvited ! - and gives a statement to the press stating that while certainly this with the Jews was bad, that the poor old Mussolini had after all done some good things for Italy which he stood by.

    WTF!!

    The most galling in this is that Berlusconi must have thought making such comments would be electorally helpful.

    not a good state over here.

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