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Kerry Gaffe On Italy?

All Italy is abuzzing today about a Kerry gaffe aired last night on HBO in Italy.

As reported in today’s Corriere della Sera in Italy, Defense Minister Antonio Martino criticized John Kerry for an incredible remark that the conditions of the Iraqi Army were so bad that even the Italian Army could kick their a**es.

Martino remarked that Kerry, “instead of saying what he thinks, should think about what he says.”

But that would be too much for the great statesman from Massachusetts, wouldn’t it?

ROMA – Il ministro della Difesa, Antonio Martino, ha provato «grande amarezza e dispiacere» per le dichiarazioni di John Kerry, secondo il quale «le condizioni dell’esercito iracheno erano talmente patetiche che persino l’esercito italiano avrebbe potuto prenderli a calci nel sedere». Nell’apprendere le affermazioni del senatore, pronunciate in campagna elettorale e di cui ieri Kerry si è scusato in tv, Martino avrebbe detto: «Il senatore Kerry, invece di dire quello che pensa, dovrebbe pensare a quello che dice»

Michael LedeenMichael Ledeen is an American historian, philosopher, foreign-policy analyst, and writer. He is a former consultant to the National Security Council, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense. ...

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