That's how ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi described Romano Prodi today. According to Il Corriere della Sera, he added, "Non poteva fare molto di più. Avrebbe avuto subito problemi." The newspaper said Berlusconi offered his comments "quasi con compassione," after "il discorso pronunciato dal presidente del Consiglio, Romano Prodi, prima a Palazzo Madama e poi alla Camera."
Poor soul! Just imagine if President Bush described an opponent that way. Just imagine!!! "Poor Clinton. There was nothing else he could do. Poor guy."
Prodi is bouncing back from having offered his resignation last week after his coalition lost a key vote in Italian Parliament on reauthorizing Italian troops in Afghanistan.
What a country!