In a message dated 2/17/04 7:47:48 PM Eastern Standard Time, [log in to unmask] writes:

The "Cavaliere", a preposterous, verbose buffoon in control of 80 % of the
Italian TV media was the president of E.U. for a year... what a huge
embarrassment. Goes to show the dire state of United Europe -- che

Almost as bad as the U.N. putting Libya in charge of civil rights.  And the Europeans wonder why we don't trust the U.N.