Thursday, April 27, 2006

3 Italians Die in Iraq

Three more Italian soldiers have died in the seemingly endless and undoubtedly fruitless War in Iraq. Romano Prodi, Center-Left elect, says this reaffirms his support for a gradual pullout from Iraq. Italy's outgoing right-wing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sent 3,000 troops to Iraq in 2003, despite near intense opposition from Italy's population. Oliviero Diliberto, secretary of the Italian Communist Party, expressed the feelings of the Italian people in a statement to the press, "I express my personal grief and my party's grief for the Italian militaries who were killed in Iraq. I'm near to their families in these hours of mourning. As regards the Italian military presence in Iraq the Union's line is clear: we ask the withdrawal of our troops. This new serious and tragic attack confirms our choices are right"