Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Berlusconi falls

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will resign after losing his majority in the lower house of the Italian Parliament. Good. Berlusconi has been a cancer in the Italian body politic, systematically undermining the judicial system in order to protect himself from corruption charges. In 2005 he reduced Italy's statute of limitations, allowing murderers, rapists, and other serious violent offenders escape justice in order to protect a crony about to be convicted of corruption. In 2008 he suspended all "non-priority" trials to prevent a case against him from reaching the courts. The man is a corrupt little thug. Italy will be well rid of him.