Berloscuni Seeking Afghan Exit for Italian Troops

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Andy_S, Sep 18, 2009.

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  1. Andy_S

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    Apparently Mr Berloscuni - a moral and ethical model of a free world leader, if ever there was one - wants his boys home, following the killing of six men in a car bomb.

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    "We are all convinced that the best thing for all of them is to leave soon, to no longer have a presence there," Berlusconi said in Brussels, Belgium.
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    Is this the beginning of the end of all our efforts in Afghan?

    Perhaps not: A slightly closer reading of the article suggests that the headline is off target:

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    "I've spoken with [U.S. President Barack] Obama during the G-8 and we are preparing a plan which could be enacted as soon as our training of the Afghan forces is carried out successfully."
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    So, IOW, the Italians are in for the long haul. Good show.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/09/18/afghanistan.italy.troops/