Don't worry, alliance... Italy has only one word: oops!
Going for a win in the next regional elections, the Italian prime minister says anything that pleases his polls' manager. Two days ago he said that Italy will pull out of Iraq in September. Lowering his voice he added that this was true if Iraquis will be able to give themselves some security.
Italians were pleased. Even the opposition was pleased. The polls' manager was right. But...
Bush and Blair hurried to explain: Italians will not pull out of Iraq until we tell them to do so. And September seems to be much too soon. The Italian prime minister reacted in minutes: «I was only expressing my hope to pull out of Iraq in September».
Italians in war have only one word.
But they can never remember which one it was... oops!