:: Sunday, 21 March 2004 ::
Well how many was it? I am betting the low figure.
The population of Rome is something like 4million. No way half the city was out on the anti-war marches.
Whatever. It is too high a number to be caring about getting out of Iraq instead of caring about how to help make Iraq a better place.
That is because, much as I love it, Italy, it must be said, is filled with stinking communist Red Brigade sympathisers who loathe i Stati Uniti and Silvio in equal measure. They have a born-to-rule mentality that leaves them disgusted that they are not in power and appalled at the mere thought that somewhere someone in Italy is enjoying a spliff, a hamburger and a whisky instead of waiting a couple hours for a big bowl of polenta and a delicious ragu and a glass of Barolo.
Not filled to the brim, mind.
But filled enough for me to believe that Italy will go like Spain at its next elections without even needing a terrorist atrocity to occur on its soil to its citizens.
It will vote anti-American and anti-Berlusconi.
Man, I know, that is a bleak vision. I prolly need to lighten up. Or I need some of my Italian buddies on the ground to let me know whether I am horribly wrongheaded about this or rightheaded.
:: WB 12:07 am [link+] ::