Hat tip to Woof for this piece:
"Cowardly Prodi is likely to order that Italian troops engage reverse and hit the accelerator hard, as Italian troops are withdrawn from Iraq."
Nice to see Italy getting back to its roots after all that Berlusconi stuff.
Reminds me of an old veteran I saw at a WW2 gala who looked into an armoured car on display and said, "Ah you can tell this is an Italian vehicle, it's got 15 reverse gears".
Bless em all