Sunday, April 30, 2006

Italy to Pull Troops Out of Iraq

Oliviero Diliberto, MP and Secretary of the Italian Communist Party, today promised that Italian troops would be pulling out of Iraq by this Summer. Italian troops were first sent to Iraq by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a right-wing Bush ally, in 2003 despite widespread opposition by the Italian people. Berlusconi was defeated in an election ealier this month by Romano Prodi who led a Center-Left coalition of Democrats, Socialists, and Communists.